Domaine Terlato~Chapoutier Pyrenees 2012 Shiraz, Or The French Wine From Australia?
Wow! An Australian Shiraz that drinks like silk, shows only a 13.5% alcohol, and for a paltry $19.99 (listed for $49.99)!
The color was a more deep garnet than a typical Shiraz purple/red, but thick legs dripped into the clear wine ring.
Aromatically shy, but soft floral and mulberry aromas were okay.
Slightly heavier than medium-bodied, fair-plus acidity, and moderately supportive tannin carried flavors of tart pomegranate and violets, these too were just okay.
Finished on mild spice notes and a lingering palate.
More a red table wine (JMO) with not a lot of character than an in your face Aussie Shiraz, but for the price, I wasn't disappointed.
NHWM's rating: 89 points.
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