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Dolan Sobels and Hope Squatters Three Clare Valley Shiraz 2012
Region: Clare Valley
It is a relief to add a Clare red to our portfolio. Yes we are based in the Barossa Valley but we do not wish to be identified as a Barossa producer rather as a producer-retailer of South Australian wines.
The Clare Valley was settled about the same time as the Barossa Valley and its important we show respect to this long history by building a wider selection.
The three foundation regions are the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and the Clare Valley and while you will not find it easy to separate them in a masked tasting they do have individual characters developed by the climate-weather and differences in handling the fruit.
Benjamin has been sitting on this wine for some time, letting it develop in mature oak, and it's a very good offer as four years maturation has brought out the best.