"Medium to deep garnet, the 2012 Cluster M45 Shiraz presents lovely red and black cherry notes, black raspberries and kirsch with hints of menthol, aniseed, pepper and lavender. Medium-bodied, elegant and showing very fine tannins, it has just enough acid to lift the rich fruit and a good long finish. It should age very well. Note that no 2011 Cluster M45 was produced."
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.