Claymore Black Magic Woman Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
This wine defines charisma! Juicy plum and dark cherry fruits combine with licks of mint and fennel that overlay a slatey-granite earthiness. It’s a deep, dark, dangerously intense cabernet with integrated tannins and dense dark fruits wound up in savoury spice.
A site specific wine, drawn from grower blocks where the vines are treated with the respect deserving of their status as elder statesmen of the region. Dry grown parcels, left to take their sweet time on the vine, from a wonderfully warm but consistent season contribute that intensity in the glass. We then allow these parcels two years in barrel affording the wines the perfect amount of time in oak to really come into their own, tannins become velvety and reinforce the wine’s balance.
A finely crafted wine like this deserves a classic – lamb is where it’s at for this crew. Roasted simply with a side of homemade plum sauce or black olive tapenade and buttered baby potatoes.