Chapoutier Tournon Lady's Lane Shiraz, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia, 2015
100% Shiraz with 14 months in French oak barrels with low proportion of new oaks (10-15%).
Sweet raspberry flavours greet the palate followed by savoury richness and highlighted notes of black pepper.
Michel Chapoutier first set out to explore the terroir of Australia back in 1997 and promptly set up in South Australia. It was only a short time after though that Michel decided that it was Victoria that held the greatest potential to produce medium-bodied wines of style and substance. The Lady's Lane vineyard was only procured in recent years though, is nestled in Heathcote and produces probably Michel's earthiest Australian wine.