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Domaine Terlato and Chapoutier Shiraz Lieu Dit Malakoff Pyrenees 2005

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Black raspberry red color. Complex with black fruit aromas (black cherry and black currant) some chocolate and toasty notes. Explosive black berry and pomegranate-like flavors with perfectly matched tannins that give the wine a long, lasting aftertaste. A treat to drink now and will age well for 7-10 years.

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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
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02/29/2008

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External Reviews for Domaine Terlato and Chapoutier Shiraz Lieu Dit Malakoff Pyrenees

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Source: Uncorked.com
01/12/2010

94 Wine Advocate,


External Review
Source: Uncorked.com
01/12/2010

93 Wine Spectator


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2011

A deft, expressive Shiraz, with a remarkably open texture that floats over just enough acidity to keep this refreshing and impeccably balanced. The flavors center on smoky, licorice-scented black cherry and mineral. Not like many other Aussie reds. B... Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from Victoria in Australia. 2005 Terlato & Chapoutier, Domaine Shiraz lieu dit Malakoff 1500ml


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03/02/2012

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier combines the vision of Anthony J. Terlato, the founder of luxury importer and marketer Terlato Wines International, and Michel Chapoutier, the esteemed Rhône grower and vintner whose compelling wines have been exalted by critics around the world. The origin of the Terlato & Chapoutier partnership in Australia dates back to 1998, when Chapoutier enthusiastically told Terlato about a top vineyard site in Australia. Located on an eastern-facing slope on the southern edge of the Pyrenees Hills in western Central Victoria, the region’s soil could produce “great wines,” according to Chapoutier. Receiving several 90+ scores, Robert Parker Parker rated this 2005 91-94 points saying "The 2005 Syrah de Malakoff is a top selection from the Pyrenees sector of Australia. It exhibits superb depth and richness in its smoky, camphor, black pepper, violet, and black currant-scented and flavored personality. Deep and rich, with good acidity, ripe tannin, a hint of minerals, and impressive balance, concentration, and intensity, it was obviously made from extremely low yields. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age, and consume it over the following 15+ years. This wine is to be released in 2007." On Sale!



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Black raspberry red color. Complex with black fruit aromas (black cherry and black currant) some chocolate and toasty notes. Explosive black berry and pomegranate-like flavors with perfectly matched tannins that give the wine a long, lasting aftertaste. A treat to drink now and will age well for 7-10 years.

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