Single vineyard parcels from Watervale and Sevenhill, Annie’s Lane flies under the radar….maybe seeming a little beige to most? Or so synonymous for good value reds, the Copper Trail potentially doesn’t stand out as much as it should.
Annie’s Lane Copper Trail Shiraz, Clare Valley, 2014
Bold, forthright nose: initially cloaked in sweet oak yet underneath that dressing are layers of deep savoury fruit, almost fruit cake spice and peel. Distinct pine and black fruits with meaty smoke, violets and deep rosewater. The same dark fruit ripples along the palate, as plentiful sandy tannins ride neatly in the wash. A distinct red fruit echo trails all this as a sweet coda. Clare does juicy dark shiraz well and this wine certainly has power. Get it on special if you can, tuck it away for 5 years and enjoy how this will settle into its skin.