Brilliant 2012 Clare Valley Shiraz
Edward Gleeson Wine Estates 'Donnybrook' Clare Valley Shiraz 2012
Region: Clare Valley, SA
We found several parcels of Clare Shiraz we liked back in 2015.
Each wine had interesting differences and one became Squatters Three which is listed at $11.99 and the other is this Donnybrook.
The first Donnybrook Shiraz was a 2008 followed by 2009 then a gap to this 2012.
I have had a fondness for Clare reds which goes back to the wonderful Leasingham Bin 49 Cabernets, Bin 56 Cabernets Merlots and Bin 61 Shiraz of decades ago.
The vines still exist and the wine-makers are better than ever so its time we expanded our Clare range.
The winemaker has asked me to remind customers that a Clare expression of Shiraz is different to the Barossa so revel in the differences.
So please do not approach this red or any other assuming it will be just like our staple Barossa Shiraz - it's big but in a different way.