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2016 Singlefile Clement V

Great Southern, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
$26. 99
$323.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2023-2024)
ABV: 14.3%
Closure: Stelvin

Singlefile’s salute to the Southern Rhone is a blend of 52% Shiraz, 30% Grenache and 18% Mourvedre with the maturation taking place in 30% new oak barriques and the balance in one and two year old barriques for a period of 10 months.

Totally opaque black dark red core with a bright dark red hue. A little unyielding at first, aromatics of black raspberries and liquorice run into some earthy incense like notes followed by a spurt of blackpepper and spice. Rich, juicy and slightly chewy the palate is bursting with blackberry, black cherry and liquorice flavours which sit over a back drop of scorched earth, blackpepper and spice. An opulent yet inky like mouthfeel keeps everything quite compact with sturdy but ripe tannins providing the framework. Excellent concentration with a powerful finish of ripe black cherries, liquorice, blackberries, scorched earth and spicy pepper.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.3%

Other Reviews…
52% shiraz, 30% grenache, 18% mourvedre fermented separately, matured in barriques (30% new) for 10 months. The majority of GSMs are made for early consumption, but this wine is most definitely in the minority - while its balance and structure mean you can drink it now, its development potential is written in capital letters. Shiraz will always be the blend master, in particular the black fruits and licorice, but both it and the grenache have so much more to say. Great value. Drink by 2030.
95 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion