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1 - 12 of 68 Pure Clare Valley Red
Claymore Bittersweet Symphony Cabernet
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
Medical practitioners are conspicuously over represented statistically amongst the roll call of Australia's boutique wineries and grand, baronial winemaking estates. Is it all about the quest for a healthy mind and healthy body, or is it something rather more indulgent that our physicians are practising? Clearly not a depraved effort by any means, Bittersweet Symphony is a poised and gracious Cabernet wine, brimming with Clare Valley elegance, endowed with fragrant perfumes, layers of clean berry fruit and sleek, cultivated tannins.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
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Claymore has achieved wide industry acclaim from peers and the wine show circuit. Disparate lots of parched fruit are high maintenance, but Claymore have never compromised in terms of quality. Unirrigated, the vineyard yields only small volumes of no more than two tonnes per acre, but this is more than compensated by the quality of the final wine. The underlying philosophy is to keep things fun, whilst practising an exacting attention to detail. Bittersweet Symphony has spent in excess of eighteen months maturing in a careful selection of new and prior use, predominantly French oak. Time in barrel gives the opportunity for the naturally pronounced tannins of the Cabernet to soften and integrate.
 
Deep crimson red with purple hues. Bright and lively aromatics of sweet berry, bramble and sour cherry dominate. The oak is subtle and lightly applied, showing as notes of cigar box and spice. All those bright fruits continue in the mouth alongside hints of white pepper and cocoa. The finish is all fresh raspberry rounded out by integrated silken tannin that builds gently, glass after glass.
Claymore Black Magic Woman Reserve Cabernet
Clare Valley
Available in cartons of six
Only ever made in exceptional vintage years, from fruit grown to the old Cabernet vines on Churinga Vineyard just north of Watervale. These dry grown, gnarled old veterans yield the most superlative Cabernet Sauvignon in all Valley Clare. The harvest of this elite block is treated to a spell of extra ripening to further concentrate the intensity of flavour. The extravagance of two years French oak and minimal filtration achieve a wine of spellbinding depth and imposing structure, quite literally a beguiling Clare Cabernet to bewitch the senses.
$3999each
$479DOZEN
EACH
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Dark blood red. Cassis and dark plum, leathery spice and regional notes of fennel mint. Juicy plum and dark cherry characters over a slate granite earthiness, deep, dark and dangerously intense, integrated tannins and dense fruits wound up in savoury spice, alluring with a lingering persistence, the synergy between delicate and robust which defines the most exquisite Clare Valley Cabernet.
Claymore Dark Side Of The Moon Shiraz
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
This one tastes as good as it sounds, a full flavoured, elegantly structured Shiraz, hand crafted from a superior harvest of Clare Valley fruit, much of it grown to a seventy year old Terra rossa site. Despite it's sobering moniker, a stylish and refined Shiraz, full bodied, voluptuous and richly proportioned, layered with Clare complexity. Dak Side will delight Shiraz enthusiasts, its fragrant perfumes and polished structure are a match to fine cuisine, caramelized foie gras or escalope de veau.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
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Physicians become great winemakers, they are innately attuned to the biology and alchemy required for constructing the sanest wines. Dark Side of the Moon is crafted from parcels of exceptional Clare Valley Shiraz, displaying great concentration and depth of flavour. Claymore's estate vineyard is non-irrigated with low yields averaging 1½ to 2 tonnes per acre, keeping production at this boutique winery to a modest few thousand cases. Grapes are sourced from sites at Leasingham, Watervale and Penwortham, with contributions from eminent growers in other parts of Valley Clare. The finished Dark Side Shiraz is treated to an extended maturation in seasoned and new French and American oak barrels.
 
Dark, bright purple colour. Pretty aromatics of crushed violets, dark berries and anise, underlaid by complexing oak derived notes of spices and toast. A gentler acid structure on the palate where juicy berries and dark plum fruits shine alongside mocha notes. Tannins are moderate, gently coating the palate, oak is integrated, to complement rather than overshadow the fruit.
Claymore Ian Rush Reserve Shiraz
Clare Valley
Available in cartons of six
A rigorous barrel cull of the most outstanding Shiraz of vintage, assembled after a stringent tally of superior blocks at Penwortham in Valley Clare. Sent to a high selection of new French oak for a term of extended age, candidate barrels are shortlisted after a year's oak maturation, returned to rest for another year before a serious sampling to determine the final cut. Full bodied, rich and intense Shiraz with powerful dark fruits and mouth filling savouryness, lifted spice intertwines with velvetine, spoon coating tannins, a generosity of fruit sweetness and opulent palate length.
$8099each
$971DOZEN
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Claymore London Calling Cabernet Malbec
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a quarter of Malbec, red wine for rockers, those who choose to give in to their hedonistic urges. Plush generosity and a layering of flavours, pretty up front but let the wine breathe and suddenly these dry, fine and lightly chewy tannins build on the back palate, lending a savoury edge to the dark fruit richness. A skerrick of Merlot from a block adjacent the Claymore cellar door, sits in the barrel store until called for inclusion as a finishing aid, bringing structure and softness, achieving a seamless wine that leaps to the beat.
$1999each
$237DOZEN
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Claymore Nirvana Reserve Shiraz
Clare Valley
Available in cartons of six
Clare Valley Shiraz of power and controlled grace, only just tamed after the profligate indulgence of two years maturation in a high proportion of new French oak. A palate of immense weight and stately presence of dulcet, regional blueberry fruit. Best when given some air, Nirvana's expansive perfumes build in the glass, its pretty, spiced oak nose gives way to dense plum fruit, anise and currant, briars and mint. Serve well aired alongside aged beef fillet or sharp matured cheddar, Nirvana defines the august opulence of truly statuesque Clare Valley Shiraz.
$3799each
$455DOZEN
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Claymore Youll Never Walk Alone GSM
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
A compilation of parcels, dry grown Clare Valey fruit, Grenache for freshness and allure, Shiraz for structure, plummyness and spice, Mourvedre brings a measure of ribald richness, palate weight and pastoral funk. Claymore were established 1991 with a view to making good, healthy wine from an ancient block of terra rosa Grenache, the precious old site remains an inspiration to the team and delivers an amazing harvest of exceptional fruit with each vintage. Savoury earth and currant florals, a bliss alongside slow cooked, melt in the mouth pork.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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Fire Block Old Vine Shiraz
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
Fire Block was excised from a large grazing property in 1923, out of concern that sparks from passing locomotives on the new Clare Valley railway could start bushfires. Situated on the western slope of the Valley, planted to vines in 1926, Fire Block Shiraz is grown to traditional dryland viticulture, with no systemic sprays or fertilizers. From one of the most parched sites in Clare Valley, the vines sprout bunches of tiny shrivelled berries, yielding small volumes of intensely flavoured juices to be vinified by the eminent O'Leary Walker winemaking team.
$2249each
$269DOZEN
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Clare Valley is the traditional home to Australia's softest Shiraz wines. Fire Block comes from a small batch of Shiraz atop the wonderful Fire Block plot of dry grown vines planted back in 1926, a salient example of old Clare Valley Shiraz. An unirrigated and hand pruned site, the vineyard practices, trellising methods and control of yields, are determined by only one criterion‚ to preserve the integrity of fruit each and every vintage. The absolute minimum of fertilizers and chemicals is utilised to this end. Fermented in four tonne batches, basket pressed then aged in a combination of new and prior use French oak barriques and American oak hogsheads.
 
Brick red colour with indigo purple hue. Vibrant bouquet with plum, spice and currant characters. A lively palate expressing toasty berries, vinosity, spices and stalk supported by long gritty tannins. Concentration of elegant flavours, powerfully intense yet exhibiting real elegance and charm. Pepper and plum, a touch of leather and spice. Generous and rich, showing very well in its youth, a long, illustrious future is assured.
Jim Barry Armagh Shiraz
Clare Valley
Available in cartons of six
Outstanding Langtons Classification. Armagh is amongst the most venerated locations in Ireland. St Patrick built his stone church there on a site where a cathedral still stands. Irish pioneers, settling Valley Clare in 1849, were so inspired by the beauty of the land that they named the rolling hills after their home at County Armagh. Jim Barry planted his 3â…“ hectare property in 1968, with Shiraz clones originally sourced from Israel, it is one of the nation's great vineyards, still managed to the standards and techniques defined by Jim Barry over forty years ago.
$30999each
$3719DOZEN
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From fruit grown exclusively to one of Australia's most distinguished vineyards, named after the adjoining hamlet of Armagh, yielding less than two tonnes per acre. Armagh Shiraz has achieved extraordinary success and is regarded as one of Australia's great wines. Such is The Armagh site's suitability that minimal intervention is needed to produce rich and concentrated fruit of the rarest qualities. The contour planted, northwest facing vines are planted to grey sands over clay subsoil, is suitably dry farmed. Grapes are all hand picked and vinified in open top fermenters, treated to rack returns and pumpovers, followed by eighteen months in French and American oak and a year or two of bottle age.
 
Impenetrable, inky crimson colour. Elegant, brooding aromas, highly complex, cranberries and mulberry, boysenberry and mint, underlying rosemary and sage, cinnamon, cedar and black pepper. Firm tannin structure in support of red currant flavours, black cherries and blueberry over a background of truffles and turned earth. The length of flavour and power, while showing restraint and finesse, are what really set Armagh at the zenith of Shiraz.
Jim Barry Armagh Shiraz
Clare Valley
$34999each
$4199DOZEN
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Jim Barry Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon
Clare Valley
Available in cartons of six
A limited release estate flagship, hand crafted by the Jim Barry family from parcels grown to one of the most superlative Cabernet vineyards in the land. Benbournie runs off Horrocks Highway and McCrae Wood Road, not far from the sacred soils of Armagh in Valley Clare. Originally settled 1853, it is now the site of a superior copse of vine, dry farmed and painstakingly managed by hand, vinified to old fashioned practices which have remained unchanged for decades, the meagre harvests yield an unforgettable experience in Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
$7499each
$899DOZEN
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Deep crimson red. Intensely aromatic with a mix of dark vine fruits and chocolate, fresh garden herbs, cedary oak and earth. The palate is flooded with generous dark berry flavours, savoury soil notes, cedar and clove. Very fine, mineralic tannin lends length and style to a wine of exceptional presence and persistence.
Jim Barry McCrae Wood Shiraz
Clare Valley
Available in cases of 6
Jim Barry purchased seventy acres of prime river flats in 1964, from Duncan McRae Wood in the Armagh area of Clare Valley and planted his first vineyard with Shiraz. It was an inspired choice of variety and location. The site would go on to become the foundation of Jim Barry's red wine production and to yield a spectacular quality of Shiraz which is earmarked for the internationally renowned The Armagh. McCrae Wood is a big, full bodied wine with extravagant palate in true Jim Barry styling, layered with deep tannins and ripe, concentration of flavours.
$4999each
$599DOZEN
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With its beautiful rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall and Mediterranean climate, Clare Valley grows some of Australia's most distinctive Shairaz. The region is blessed by aquifers that refresh the vines, and welcome falls of rain keep the fruit looking healthy. The idyllic climes surrounding the McCrae Wood property mean that even in drought years the vines can offer amazing resilience. To this day the site enjoys near perfect growing conditions and produces outstanding Shiraz grapes which are often destined for inclusion into some of the world's great wines. The finished McCrae Wood Shiraz is teated to an extended maturation in a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak barrels.
 
Colours of crimson and inky, ruby red. The nose displays intense aromas of black fruit, raspberry, blackcurrant and plum, supported by tar and asphalt, liquorice, oregano and lavender. The palate is unreserved in its flamboyance. Initial arrival of blueberries, tobacco, nutmeg and cranberry. The departure shows coriander, sage, vanilla pods and cinnamon, the finish shows excellent length. A generous red wine to accompany pasta and meats.
1 - 12 of 68 Pure Clare Valley Red
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