Clos Otto Shiraz

2010 vintage

2020 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 3 bottle limit applies)

$560.00

Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
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Accolades

James Halliday Wine Companion - 96 points

The Wine Advocate – 96 points

Vineyard

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

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Drought breaking winter and early spring rainfall | Dry late spring early summer
Temperature: Late Spring heat spike | High winds during flowering
Upshot: Balanced vines | Accelerated ripening| Early budburst

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry conditions
Temperature: Two January heatwaves | Warm otherwise | Mild during vintage
Upshot: Early harvest | Excellent ripening and flavour development | Intense and even flavoured wines

Winemaking

Fermentation: Crushed and de-stemmed | Left on skins for 8 days | Open pump-overs and hand plunging | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 90% new, 10% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | 22 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 15.0% | pH – 3.55 | Acid – 6.8g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 1st March 2010 | Bottled: February 2012 | Re-released: September 2020

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Blackberry | Chocolate | Liquorice | Fennel flower | Olive tapenade | Violets | White truffle
Texture: Dense and silky | Outstanding palate length | Exceptional balance | Complex and layered

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