Normans Chais Clarendon Shiraz 2017
Normans Chais Clarendon - Shiraz 2017
Deep dark purple/black in colour with red hue. Luscious aromas of ripe blackberry and concentrated cherry are highlighted by nuances of plum, red liquorice and spice.
The palate is youthfully opulent and potent, with rich dark plum, cherry, blackberry, whilst complexity is derived from aniseed, red liquorice and Chinese five spices building through the mid palate before the firm round tannins and a refreshing kick of acid explodes. This full-bodied Shiraz has a long lingering finish and is enhanced with wonderfully seamless integration of oak.
Fermented in small open top stainless steel, these fermentors ensure we maintain strong fruit flavour from skins. Hand plunged twice daily for seven days then transferred into American and French oak barrels for the remainder of ferment then spent 14 months to allow full flavour development.
Drink now or cellar for 5-8 yearsVarietals Shiraz
Region Barossa Valley
Winemaker John Harris