Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier 2005 Malakoff Shiraz
Winery/Brand: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier
Colour: Intense and profound red.
Nose: Complex with ripe black fruit aromas of blackcurrant and blueberries, with some hints of rich chocolate.
Palate: Explosive fruit and concentrated flavor. Very round structure balances the tight, but jammy tannins.
Drink: A blockbuster to drink during its first 7-10 years.
Fermentation Temperature: Up to 32°C
Length/Type of Aging: 100% of the wine is aged for 10 to 12 months in French oak barrels.
Date Wine was Bottled: November 3, 2005 Unfined and Unfiltered
Number of cases:640
Grape Variety/Varieties: 100% Shiraz
Age of Vines: 7 years old
Alcohol Level: 15%
Acid Level: 6.1 g/l
pH Level: 3.66
Sugar Level: dry
Dates Grapes Picked: April 5, 2004
Robert M. Parker, Jr. - The Wine Advocate, 31/10/2005
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.