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Wine & Spirits: Terlato & Chapoutier 2011 Pyrenees Shiraz “more a food than a wine”

From the February 2014 issue of Wine & Spirits:

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier 2011 Pyrenees Shiraz
92 points

This site within the Malakoff Vineyard, planted by Michel Chapoutier and Doug Fletcher (of Terlato Wines) in 1998, produces scant yields of one ton per acre. Planted on an east-facing slope of the Pyrenees, the vineyard produced a cool, umami-rich shiraz in 2011. More a food than a wine, this focuses on meaty, gamey scents of pork broth, mushrooms, tomato skin and peppery spice. It leaves the mouth feeling clean and bright, ready to enliven pigeon or partridge braised with wild mushrooms.

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