Friday, 13 November 2015

Knappstein The Mayor's Vineyard Shiraz 2013

Solid Clare Shiraz here.

Dried red flowers and a little violet like. Plums, a slight dusting of pepper and then a wash of blueberries. Liberal use of oak. Everything about this seems quite reserved though. Nothing in your face. Nothing really wanting to take the stage. I like the slowly slowly approach to be honest. More layers peeled off with time in the glass.

Soft and fine, it lingers on the palate. Just a solid medium bodied Shiraz. Then dried Mediterranean herbs join the mix. Powdery like tannins to finish.
Needs a couple of more years to mesh together but there's plenty to like here that's for sure.

Will cellar long term.

Very good.

Region: Clare Valley
RRP: $46
Source: Sample

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