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- Type: Red wine
- Country: Australia
- Winery: Terlato-Chapoutier
- Vineyard: Malakoff
The origin of the Terlato & Chapoutier partnership in Australia dates back to 1998, when Michael Chapoutier enthusiastically told Anthony Te... (more...)rlato 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. The result of their collaboration is the Malakoff Vineyard. The estate wine that comes from there, lieu dit Malakoff Shiraz, is made in the Chapoutier tradition: unfiltered and unfined. When wine critic Robert M. Parker sampled a barrel tasting of the 2004 vintage, he called it a “lusty Australian blockbuster,” and awarded it 90-92 points. Another impressive offering from the Terlato & Chapoutier union is the Shiraz-Viognier. It’s also uniquely blended, using the Côte Rôtie tradition of combining 5% Viognier with Syrah, which produces a spicy, aromatic wine.
Terlato-Chapoutier Malakoff Shiraz - 2005
Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm... it has a lot of fruit at the beginning and finishes up with a little spice... which is nice... I wish we'd bought more!
Around the World in 80 Sips - SF February 27, 2015