Clayfield Massif Thomas Wills Shiraz 2006

Clayfield Wines is a small maker in the Grampians region helmed by a most engaging winemaker in Simon Clayfield. I recently purchased the currently available range (three Shirazes), and this is the first I’ve tried. It’s the “second” label wine, priced at a very reasonable $A24.

Absolute Grampians Shiraz. A deeply spiced, incense-like nose full of dark, ripe plum fruit. Being a cool climate style, the fruit isn’t as riotous as something from the Barossa (for example), but is clean, stylish and distinctive. There’s also a positive oak note, cheery and bubble gum-like, that suits the fruit well. The aroma seems very slightly lifted in an attractive manner.

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  1. This is drinking so well right now. I had a bottle last night; intense spice and Grampians plum, this is all about elegance and detail. There’s a bit of bottle age flavour development adding complexity too. I’m glad I got a few of these on release.

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