Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier - Lieu dit Malakoff Shiraz 2012Black Fruit Aromas
Pair with lamb, game, red meats in red wine sauces and soft cheeses.
A treat to drink now and will age well for 7-10 years.
Deep ruby and a highly aromatic nose with black fruit aromas (black cherry and black currant).
Undertones of dark chocolate, white pepper and eucalyptus.
"Sleek and lively with acidity, this is restrained overall, spreading its flavours of plum, black olive and sweet leather over a fine-grained frame, lilting on the finish. Drink now through 2018." Harvey Steiman, wine spectator, August 2013
Explosive black berry and pomegranate-like flavours on the palate with perfectly matched tannins that give the wine a long, lasting aftertaste.
This wine is a collaborative effort between two renowned wine families; Chapoutier from the Rhone Valley in France, and the Terlato family of Napa Valley in California. Grapes come from the spectacular Malakoff estate, low-yielding (less than 1t/acre), high-concentration vineyard site in Central Victoria. The soil profile of the Malakoff vineyard is remarkably similar to that of France's northern Rhone Valley and the area's climate is ideal for growing superior quality Shiraz.