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2018 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Clément V

2018 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Clément V
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VINEYARD & WINEMAKING

This wine is a blend of the classic Rhone varieties of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataró (also known as Mourvèdre). The fruit was picked over a few days in early April, sorted and cold soaked in small fermenters for ten days, before undergoing an extended and gentle maceration, the varietal batches kept separate throughout. Thirty percent of the wine was matured in new oak barriques, the balance went to one and two-year-old barriques for ten months.

The Southern Rhône is one of the giants on the global wine scene. Singlefile’s Clément V is our salute to the role this “Avignon Pope” played in establishing the viticulture of this iconic region. 

THE WINE

A medium bodied blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataró, this wine has bright, perfumed aromatics of red fruits and spice with a subtle savoury edge. The palate is plush, with a smoothly textured mouth feel with fine grained chewy tannins. Medium bodied and well suited to complement food.

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CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE

2018 Vintage

''Fuller-medium weight done well'', Drinkeasy Competition, Dec 2019
92+ points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Sep 2019
92 points, Nick Butler, The Real Review, Sep 2019
93 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, May 2019

2017 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2019
93 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Jun 2019
16.5 points, Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com, Dec 2018
93 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Nov 2018
91 points, Toni Paterson, The Real Review, Nov 2018
91 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Sep 2018
92 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Aug 2018

2016 Vintage

95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2018
94 points, Ray Jordan, Top 100 Reds, Jul 2017
91 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, Mar 2017

2015 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Feb 2017
93 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Jan 2017

2014 Vintage

97 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2016
Gold Medal, 2015 National Cool Climate Wine Show, Oct 2015
4.5 stars, Winewise Magazine, Mar 2015

2013 Vintage

93 points, Ray Jordan, Wine Guide, Nov 2015
95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2015
95 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Nov 2014
18.4 points, John Jens, Jul 2014

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Frankland River
Alcohol %
14.3
Product Reviews
Leanne Sprlyan's Gravatar
Leanne Sprlyan
(18/06/2019 at 3:09 PM)
Magnificent wine that is full of flavour with nice oak but not too heavy and suits drinking in Perth's warmer climate perfectly.

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Gai Day
(11/10/2019 at 5:39 PM)
I recently opened a back vintage of this wine - a 2014 that I received as part of my club membership. A fantastic spice taste fills the mouth before swallowing. I would even suggest a Cardamon heightened finish with a softening of berries with citrus and spice. The sense of the wines aromas and blending flavours is just so satisfying!

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Andrew Boyd
(22/01/2020 at 7:43 PM)
This is a young wine, excellent colour and nose and a very smooth initial mouth feel. The tannins then kicked in and I found these detracted. I suspect a year or two in the bottle will settle the wine and make it an excellent medium bodied wine.

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Pip Schulz
(04/02/2020 at 11:31 PM)
A delicious lighter style wine, very easy drinking with, or without food. Beautifully balanced flavours of cherries and currents; slightly sweet and savoury flavour. Clean finish. Could try to cellar this wine, but I wouldn’t be able to resist.

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Brooke
(24/02/2020 at 10:12 PM)
This is one my favorite reds - a great blend that is medium bodied and not too heavy. It’s so easy to drink and smooth with a clean finish. Hard to stop at just a glass or two. A winner for sure!

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Denni Clifton
(25/02/2020 at 5:21 PM)
This wine is becoming a wine of choice, a little young, but incredibly delicious. I believe that the portion of this wine maturing in barrels has a lot to do with this. A top wine as it is, a winner if you can wait!

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Benn Barr
(05/03/2020 at 3:08 PM)
Ker-pow!. Lithe, supple yet underpinned by restrained power. Like LeBron James prowling down the court - It filled me with joy vibes. Five most excellent out of five.

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Alice Fitzpatrick
(21/03/2020 at 1:14 PM)
This hearty red can simply only be described as delicious. It was full bodied, strong in flavour and we will definitely be having it again!

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Michael Gresham
(29/03/2020 at 12:36 AM)
Super tight and acidic on opening; half an hour in the glass helped it settle down. This one’s all about the softer spices from a cool climate SGM: velvety chocolate, cardamom and cinnamon overtake the dark fruits, but the acid comes raging back on the finish. Way too early for me; might be worth a look in 5+ years?

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Nicole P
(01/04/2020 at 8:26 PM)
This is a beautiful ruby coloured number was perfect with lamb shanks and mashed potato. I loved watching the legs drip down my glass after each sip. It has lovely balance of fruit and oak.

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Tony C
(28/04/2020 at 5:41 PM)
Loving a good blend and being partial to the traditional GSM, this is the next level for my palate. My wife loved smooth, fruity reds and this has plenty of all. Big berry mixed with Xmas pudding. Lovely notes of cinnamon, all spice and chocolate leather. We had the 2016 Clement V with duck and matched perfectly. Long flavours. Smooth long depth. Wish we had two bottles

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