NEW RELEASE: 2022 CLARE VALLEY SHIRAZ

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2022 Clare Valley Shiraz

2022 Clare Valley Shiraz

An excellent follow on from the award winning 2021 with black jube and hints of liquorice filling the senses. It is juicy and enticing on the palate, drinking well now and will continue to improve if carefully cellared.

David O'Leary Winemaker

$35.00 Bottle(s)

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Variety

Shiraz

Region

Clare Valley

Food Pairing

Red meat

Vintage

2022

Colour

Deep Maroon with purple hues. 

Bouquet

Bright primary fruit and concentrated spice.  

Palate

Deeply layered and beautifully integrated. Raspberry, plum, black olive, liquorice and oak spice with coating tannins and a long finish.

Ageing Potential

Up to 15 years.

Vineyard

This Shiraz is made using fruit from two of our vineyards - both the cooler region of Polish Hill River and the warmer Armagh, north of Clare.

Vinification

The fruit comes from two of the Clare Valley’s premium sub-regions – Armagh and Polish Hill River. Each batch is fermented separately in two and four tonne fermenters over a 12 day period and hand-plunged. The wine is left on skins post-fermentation, enhancing tannin complexity and maximising flavour. This is pressed to tank, then racked to oak (25% new French oak, 75% seasoned French oak) for 18-24 months. 

Technical Details

Alcohol - 14.5%

pH - 3.41

Acidity - 6.7g/L

Awards + Reviews

96 Points - Winepilot

"What a glorious expression of Clare Valley Shiraz. It’s a wine that speaks of the land and the soil, of Aussie bush notes and earth, of bramble, blackcurrant, black cherry, peppercorns, liquorice, sage and warm clove oak. And that’s just the wealth of aromas that explode in the glass after pouring. Boasts plenty of class all round, naturally fine featured, well integrated. The 14.5% alcohol might suggest a high degree of richness and weight, but it’s deceptive. The Shiraz remains well within medium bodied territory in red plums, black cherry, bush notes and earth boasting an overall fineness. Tannin management, I would suggest, is the key here, bringing structure and suppleness. The result is a perfect balance. This can only be a plus as it ages . . . and it most certainly will age well. And look at that price! Outstanding value here." - Jeni Port

95 Points - QWine Reviews

One of the best value Shiraz releases I have seen this year. I only reviewed the 2021 vintage in April and here we have the 2022 hot on its heels. A brilliant expression of Clare Valley Shiraz, I enjoyed it a touch more than its predecessor. Incredible value for $35, run to this. From the Clare Valley sub-regions of Polish Hill River and Armagh, this spends 18 months in French oak. 

A riot of blackberries, dark chocolate and black olives reach out for an embrace. Coffee grounds, mocha, licorice and chocolate-dipped raspberries build interest and an engaging momentum as fine spices frame the package beautifully. What stands out to me, however, is the dense and generous presentation yet there is an even tempo and fluidity. The 2022 label has been updated to represent a new shade of olive green that reflects the olive notes in this wine and a hallmark of O'Leary Walker Clare Valley Shiraz. Damn it's tasty stuff. Don't walk, run." - Steve Leszczynski