Shiraz Clare South Australia
Clare Valley saw one of it's finest vintages ever in 2006. Winemaking legend Simon Osicka declared it to be the best Leasingham Shiraz in a decade, rivalling the stellar 1998 edition.
Near-perfect seasonal conditions in the lead-up to harvest have produced rich, ripe and concentrated flavours in the Shiraz. A relatively mild to warm season from spring through to harvest ripened the fruit to near-perfection. Grape picking started on schedule, the vintage progressed so well, that premium parcels were harvested one week earlier than previous years. A particularly good year for Shiraz, which is incredibly fragrant, exhibits fabulous concentration, very sweet fruit and lots of plum and mulberry characters. The hallmark Shiraz characters are very powerful, with some serious attitude, and texturaly rich, 2006 will be viewed as a terrific Magnus Shiraz vintage for many years to come. Approx 14.0%
Deep ruby red, this wine displays lifted aromas of raspberries, mocha and black pepper spice. With vibrant and expressive fruit, the palate shows flavours of red berries and chocolate. Balanced by juicy acidity, this Shiraz has fleshy sweetness and mouth filling lingering tannins. A plump and fruity concentrated wine with plenty of pepper and blackberry cassis fruit. Sublime in origin, offering regional expressions of mint and tar, hints of violet and a sweet, loamy earthiness, magical oak playing a background role to the wine's fruit and body. The wine shows all the hallmarks of Clare Valley reds, with expressive flavour and a full rich structure. Generous and honest, a reflection of one of Australia's premier Shiraz regions.