Two of the greatest reds of all time are set to come together next month, with Liverpool Football Club legend Ian Rush set to launch Claymore Wines’ new Signature Series named in his honour.
Rush is one of most celebrated footballers in Liverpool history with a remarkable 346 goal tally, and Claymore’s official partnership with the Reds football club is an industry first.
“A long and passionate history exists between Claymore Wines and the Liverpool Football Club which culminated in an official, landmark, three season deal being forged between the two in 2015 on the back of Claymore’s three previous releases of Liverpool FC wines; the 2013 YNWA ‘The Boot Room’ Shiraz, 2014 ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ Grenache Shiraz Mataro and the 2015 ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ Sauvignon Blanc.” says Claymore general manager Carissa Major.
The new Signature Series will be limited to just three barrels of Claymore’s ultra-premium, single vineyard 2013 vintage Shiraz from the award winning Penwortham vineyard.
The Shiraz grapes were harvested in mid-March 2013 and were cold soaked on skins for 36 hours to build brightness and flavour depth. These are then fermented on skins for 25 days, pressed and then matured in French oak for 36 months. At the end of the grading process, the very best three barrels were hand selected to become Claymore’s first ultra-premium Signature Series label.
“The 1000 individually numbered bottles will be a very special investment for wine and sport lovers alike” says Claymore winemaker Marnie Roberts, “It showcases the best of what Clare Valley can offer whilst honouring select individuals who have influenced or inspired our brand over the past 20 years.” Said Marnie.
We put the 2013 Signature Series Shiraz – Ian Rush to the test and detected the aroma of black fruit with subtle hints of oak. On the palate, it was rich and full bodied, and the intensity of the red had strong flavours of dark fruit. Ultimately, a very delicious drop that needs to be savoured and enjoyed.
The 2013 Signature Series Shiraz – Ian Rush is available for purchase exclusively at www.claymorewines.com.au from 22nd October 2016 or by visiting the Claymore Wines cellar door in the Clare Valley.
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