Claymore Wines Nirvana Reserve Shiraz 2014

Hey! wait! I got a new complaint.
Forever in debt to your priceless advice

It’s probably a rare thing to say you enjoy reading 15.3% alcohol by volume (ABV) on a wine label, but when the 2013 vintage of this wine pushed 16% ABV, the frying pan may be a better place than the fire. 36 months maturation with 30% new oak.

Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet
Cut myself on angel’s hair and baby’s breath.

Claymore Wines, Nirvana Reserve, Shiraz, Clare Valley, 2014

A deep garnet hue, with nary a chance to see through the heart (shaped box). Intense:  black fruits, black tea leaves, black chocolate, black ants. Resin and spiced oak. I’ve been drawn into your magnet tar-pit trap.
A tunnel of sweet black fruit before the mouth coating tannin dumps like a tidal wave to swamp the beach, only to ebb and flow back revealing minty, leafy blackness. I’m not convinced, but I think I’d like to see this again in 5 years.

RRP: $45
Alc: 15.3%
Rating:  16.5/20

Wine sample courtesy of Claymore Wines

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