"Deep garnet with a touch of purple, the 2009 Cluster M45 Shiraz has notes of fragrant earth and forest floor over youthful black fruits and tar. Full-bodied and built like a brick house with firm chewy tannins and a nice acid backbone, it has a wonderfully long, earthy finish."
Vinous - 93/100
"Dark purple. Deeply pitched aromas of dark berry preserves, cherry-cola, vanilla and licorice. Velvety and seamless in texture, offering sappy blueberry and cherry flavors that coat and stain the palate. Extremely rich but not at all heavy (this weighs in at a relatively civilized 14.5% alcohol), with excellent finishing power and persistence."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
this wine has an outstanding elegance and power, combining minerality and precision, perfectly reflecting the Terroir of Heathcote. The wine will benefit from another 2 to 3 years in bottle and can be cellared for 20 years.
Sommelier's advice: Seven hours roasted lamb under 100° "agneau de sept heures". Boeuf wellington.
The grapes are hand-harvested by the end of March.
Red soil from the Cambrien Period.
The grapes are gently destemmed, and then ferment for six weeks in open concrete vats, using indigenous yeasts.
The lightly pressed wine is cellared with minimal intervention in our cellar, which is located in Heathcote. The ageing lasts 12 months, in new French oak casks.