Domaine Terlato Chapoutier L Block Shiraz, Pyrenees, Australia 2016
100% Shiraz aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.
"Barrel sample. Dry farmed. No acidification. Very sweet and salty. Not as integrated as Saddleback. A bit lean and sort of attempting a Rhône style but I’m not sure it really works as well as Saddleback. A bit brutal." Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 jancisrobinson.com
Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier is a collaboration between legendary French wine grower, Michel Chapoutier and wine industry icon, Anthony Terlato. The single vineyard L-Block is from a tiny‘L’ shaped plot that survived the 13 year drought without irrigation. South facing and at an altitude of 400m, this is a low yielding and cool block. The wine is powerful and intense but with delicate, fine tannins.