MINISTRY OF CLOUDS SHIRAZ 2016

Wine Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

Grape: Shiraz

Tasting Notes

Cool blue and red fruit lift with layers of spice to entice, supported by a gentle old-oak creaminess, which progresses to the palate exhibiting bright, nervy, and fleshy persistence filed down nicely by fine and savoury tannins.

Ratings

Decanter 86 - A subtle meaty, animal character on the nose develops into restrained fruit and multi-layered berries with a slight tomato paste tone underneath.

About the winery

Termed a ‘virtual winery’ Julian Forewood and Bernice Ong seek out the very best grapes from different regions of Australia in order to make refined wines that are pure and expressive. The name symbolises the relinquishing of their past security and structure (Ministry), for the freedom, independance and adventure (Clouds) inherent in their own venture. As James Halliday writes: “Trying to pick highlights is futile, simply because there are so many of them, and so few words available.” No surprise they are one of James’ best new wineries for 2015.


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