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2020 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Clément V

2020 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Clément V
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VINEYARD & WINEMAKING

The Southern Rhône region of Châteauneuf du Pape is one of the more significant wine regions of the world. Singlefile’s Clément V is our salute to the role this “Avignon Pope” played in establishing the viticulture and wine style of this iconic region.

This wine is a blend of the classic Châteauneuf du Pape varieties of shiraz, mataro (also known as mourvèdre) and grenache. All three varieties are grown in the Riversdale Vineyard, Frankland River. The fruit was picked on March 11th and 25th. It was sorted and cold soaked separately in small fermenters for three days, before undergoing an extended and gentle maceration. The varietal batches have been kept separate throughout.

Approximately thirty percent of the wine was matured in new oak barriques, the balance going to one and two-year-old barriques for ten months before the wine was blended, settled and prepared for bottling. The wine was then left to rest in bottle until ready for release. 

THE WINE

A blend of shiraz, mataro and grenache, this wine has bright, perfumed aromatics of red berries and spice with subtle savoury elements. The palate is plush, with a smoothly textured mouth feel and fine-grained chewy tannins. A medium bodied red wine that is well suited to be enjoyed with food.

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CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE

2020 Vintage

New Release

2019 Vintage

94 points, Wine Showcase Magazine, June 2021
92 points, James Halliday, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion, August 2021
94 points, Syrah & Shiraz Challenge, Winestate Magazine, Sept/Oct 2022

2018 Vintage

94 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2020
4 stars, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Mar 2020
''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
2020
Varietal
Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro
Appellation
Frankland River
Acid
5.2
pH
3.85
Aging
15+ years
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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David Rogers
(24/09/2020 at 2:06 PM)
Thinking I was buying a French style Crement, I was pleasantly surprised by this GSM or as the French call it a Mourverde. The nose and colour is of rich cherries with a note of spice. The front of the palate is well rounded and a finish is smooth with lingering sweet strawberries. A great easy drinking style which will go with pizza or red meats.

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Aliesha
(28/09/2021 at 2:39 PM)
This red reminds me of those days spent next to a river in rural Victoria soaking up the sun with my best friend, laughing with a full spread picnic to enjoy…good times with little cares but to live a good life. A lovely drop

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Erica Mielens
(12/02/2022 at 2:01 PM)
Definitely always a 5 star - this complex red isn’t for the faint hearted. With a deep rich flavour this GSM brings the best of each of the varietals. A real ‘food wine’ that makes every meal a special occasion

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