• WA: 89

    Wine Advocate Score

    89

    Close
  • WS: 89

    Wine Spectator Score

    89

    Close
  • W&S: 86

    Wine & Spirits Magazine Score

    86

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Blend Shiraz Viognier 2005

Member Review by Philip James:

Intensely fragrant nose of florals and quartz. Silky smooth mouthfeel. the wine is soft, round and rich, with cherry flavors. On the finish there's some pepper and some light tannins. Fermented in cement, aged in steel tanks, and has some micro oxygenation!

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.72 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier:
The Story: Renowned Rhone Valley innovator Michel Chapoutier unlocks the potential of soil and sun in Victoria, Australia. Vineyard: When Michel saw Malakoff he said “Greatness is possible here.” The Lieu Dit Malakoff Shiraz is a single vineyard with 46 planted acres on an Eastern facing slope. The Shiraz-Viognier is grown further south on the Geelong peninsula. Soil: At Malakoff, r... Read more
The Story: Renowned Rhone Valley innovator Michel Chapoutier unlocks the potential of soil and sun in Victoria, Australia. Vineyard: When Michel saw Malakoff he said “Greatness is possible here.” The Lieu Dit Malakoff Shiraz is a single vineyard with 46 planted acres on an Eastern facing slope. The Shiraz-Viognier is grown further south on the Geelong peninsula. Soil: At Malakoff, red schist allows deep root penetration and contains high levels of iron. The schist combines with quartz which adds flinty character and aromas of white peppercorn. Climate: Continental with extreme daily swings in temperature (can change 45⁰ F to 100⁰ F) which allows a later harvest than is typical in the region for enhanced ripeness that preserves complex aromas and flavors. The fruit for Shiraz Viognier comes from the more moderate Geelong peninsula with cooling maritime breezes. Viticulture: The Malakoff vineyards are planted on their own rootstocks, farmed with minimal irrigation and grown with a focus on low yields (less than 1 ton/acre for Malakoff) all of which combine to produce intensely flavored, complex fruit. The Shiraz Viognier vineyards are grafted to 19th century French rootstocks. Vinification: They ferment in concrete tanks for a longer, slower, gentler maceration that results in precise tannin and delicacy of flavor with minerality and spice intact. The Shiraz-Viognier partially co-ferments to enhance and the color extraction and combine the flavors. Aging: 100% aged in French oak for 10-12 months Read less

Member Reviews for Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Blend Shiraz Viognier

Add your review
Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
12/20/2009

Intensely fragrant nose of florals and quartz. Silky smooth mouthfeel. the wine is soft, round and rich, with cherry flavors. On the finish there's some pepper and some light tannins. Fermented in cement, aged in steel tanks, and has some micro oxygenation!


Snooth User: wine glugger
2624348
5.00 5
09/23/2009

Fantastic aromas-smoky with a dried apricot sweetness. Dry on the palate with rich fruit balanced by some tangy acidity. I had it with pulled pork-fantastic!



All Prices

Shipping to:


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Syrah Top Lists







Snooth Media Network