Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier lieu dit Malakoff Shiraz 2013
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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Nestled into the tip of its southeastern coastline, Victoria is Australia’s smallest mainland state, second most populous and third largest wine producer. Victoria includes the cool regions of Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Geelong, made famous mainly by impressive Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah makes an intense, powerful and often age-worthy red. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah achieves its maximum potential in the steep village of Hermitage and plays an important component in the Red Rhône Blends of the south, adding color and structure to Grenache and Mourvèdre. Syrah is the most widely planted grape of Australia and is important in California and Washington. Sommelier Secret—Such a synergy these three create together, the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre trio often takes on the shorthand term, “GSM.”