Fascinated by the art of blending, Jeff has trialled shiraz-based wines for years. This release is shiraz with just a small amount of nero d’avola which adds a touch of perfume and freshness, matured in French oak (30% new barriques) 24 months.
The Grosset Nereus 2014 has complex brooding briary aromatics, and a supple fleshy palate that has generous brambly flavours with savoury overtones. It is medium-bodied yet has substantial weight and a gently firm tannin grip that is neatly balanced. It’s wonderfully drinkable now but can be cellared for the medium term.
Ageing potential: First vintage 2014 so as yet unknown.
Source: Private Growers (3) – Clare Valley
Fruit flavours: Brambly flavours with savoury overtones
Profile: Perfumed, complex, weighty
Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Date of Release: 1 August 2016
Availability: Restricted to members and selected restaurants