BLACK MAGIC WOMAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 2016
Nose: The nose shows cassis, dark plum, leathery spice and cheeky hints of fennel.
Palate: This wine defines charisma! Juicy plum and dark cherry fruits combine with licks of mint and fennel that overlay a slatey-granite earthiness. It’s a deep, dark, dangerously intense Cabernet with integrated tannin and dense dark fruits wound up in savoury spice. This vintage of Black Magic Woman is alluring with a lingering persistence – a wine that defines the robust and delicate varietal nature of Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
About the wine: "This is only our fourth release of a Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – it is only made when we have a standout vintage from the old Cabernet vines in the Churinga Vineyard, located just North of Watervale. These dry grown, gnarled old gentlemen produce grapes that epitomise Clare Valley Cab at its best. Claymore have allowed this parcel some extra ripening to further concentrate flavour on the vine and then treat it with kid gloves in the winery. Two years in oak and minimal filtration produces a wine of depth, concentration and structure…a red to bewitch you!"
Country: Clare Valley, Australia
Grape Variety: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 3% Merlot