Clos Otto Shiraz

2015 vintage

2021 Cellar Release

Opulence, complexity and balance all come to mind when thinking about the Clos Otto Shiraz...
With vines planted by previous owner Otto Kasper using a cutting from an ageing and secret Shiraz clone, and tended to with almost antique machinery and a well-practiced hand, the Clos Otto vineyard consistently yields super low quantities with ultra-rich flavours.

(Due to volume scarcity, a 6 bottle limit applies)


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James Halliday Wine Companion – 97 points
The Wine Advocate – 96 points
Wine Spectator – 93 points
Matthew Jukes – 19++
James Suckling – 93 points


G-Block: Shallow red clay loam overlying red plastic clay | North-south oriented rows | Elevated eastern aspect | Long even sunlight
Upshot: Soft elegant tannins | Complex aromatic and flavour profile


Rainfall: Wet winter | Very dry spring and early summer
Temperature: Cool early summer conditions
Upshot: Early budburst and flowering | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Rainfall: Mid-February rain event | Dry otherwise
Temperature: Warm days and cool nights
Upshot: Fast late ripening conditions | Extended flavour development | High natural acid | Rich flavours and vibrant fruit


Fermentation: De-stemmed | Left on skins for 8-10 days | Slow ferment at 15-18°C | Open pump-overs and hand plunging | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 65% new, 35% 2nd use | Natural malolactic fermentation | 22 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.8% | pH – 3.65 | Acid – 6.5g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 10th February 2015 | Bottled: January 2017 | Re-released: August 2021


Profile: Red fruits |Red plum | Vanilla bean | Violets | Spice
Texture: Lifted and vibrant | Outstanding balance | Exceptional palate length | Powerful yet poised

Animal – Wedge-tailed Eagle
Vehicle – Ferrari Roma
Musical – Grand Piano