Knappstein Shiraz 2012 (Clare Valley, SA)
13.5%, Screwcap, $24
The best Knappstein Shiraz in years.Coffeed, well integrated oak, big plummy fruit and an open heartiness. For all that fullness it’s actually quite well built too with robust tannins and a hearty finish. Hardly a nuanced wine, but has density and flavour in an old school Clare Valley way.
Tasted: February 2014
Score: 17.5/20, 91/100
Would I buy it? Recommend yes, buy? Not quite – just a little raw for that. Many will love this so don’t mind me.
Buy online: Cracka Wines, Dan Murphys, Grays Online, Winery website, Wine Searcher