4th February, 2017

Claymore Nirvana, Elizabeth Cellar Aged Semillion Hunter Valley

This weeks sampling consisted of a white and a red from very different producers.

The red was a Reserve Shiraz called Nirvana from Claymore Wines. I took this home because I had enjoyed their Dark Side of the Moon so much. What a difference, this was a very full bodied much more mature red than Dark Side. Great fruit tastes and liquorice and chocolate on the after taste. A really great wine, although it may not be to everybody’s taste.

I then tried a 2007 aged Semillon from Hunter valley. The Elizabeth Cellar Aged Semillon from McWilliams had really impressed when I first tried it and again it was a great tasting wine. At first it was too cold and the tastes did not come through. The colour was a beautiful golden and it really looked the part. Aged in the McWilliams cellars, this small parcel of wine has the feel of a premium white wine, with depth and great body. You could tell by the nose that the wine had aged well and was full of flavour. Drinking well now, and interestingly would have drunk well back in 2007. Very different, well worth a try

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