2013 DOMAIN TERLATO & CHAPOUTIER
Lieu-Dit Malakoff Shiraz

$29.90



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Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier is a collaboration between legendary French wine grower, Michel Chapoutier and wine industry icon, Anthony Terlato. This Shiraz is from the Malakoff vineyard which has been hailed as one of Australia’s benchmarks. It displays the black fruit aromas, concentration and firm structure that are the hallmark of this varietal.

Intense red color, the wine shows complex and intense aromas of forest fruits (blueberries and wild cherries), hints of chocolate and mint. In the mouth, the wine is full bodied, slightly woody. Persistent and juicy tannins with a long lasting finish.

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Description

This majestic Shiraz comes from the spectacular Malakoff estate, low-yielding (less than 1t/acre), high-concentration vineyard site in Central Victoria. Gone is the over-ripe, alcoholic in-your-face style of so many Australian Shiraz wines. In its place is a medium bodied wine wrapped in a silky texture that is a revelation of what Australian Shiraz can be when made by one of the great winemakers of Syrah. This variety has been interpreted by two renowned wine families: Rhône mast Michel Chapoutier, together with wine authority and Napa Valley vintner Anthony Terlato. The soil profile of the Malakoff vineyard is remarkably similar to that of France’s northern Rhône Valley and the area’s climate is ideal for growing superior quality Shiraz.

Jeb Dunnuck – 95 Points

Coming from a hot year, the inky color 2013 Shiraz Lieu-Dit Malakoff offers gorgeous amounts of crème de cassis, blueberries, crushed violets, a kiss of mint, and ample roasted herb-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, lusty, hedonistic and utterly sexy, with no hard edges, this killer Shiraz can be drunk today with incredible pleasure or cellared for 10-15 years.

James Suckling – 92 Points

Bold and tannic style of shiraz. Plenty of herb-wrapped black fruits and chewy tannins. Needs some time. Best from 2022.