Clos Otto Shiraz

2018 vintage

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.

$220.00

Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
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Accolades

James Suckling - 96 points
Angus Hughson - 95 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: Late winter rainfall | Consistent spring rainfall
Temperature: Warm spring to early summer
Upshot: Healthy leaf canopies | Hot summer protection | Slow development

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry summer and autumn
Temperature: Hot January and February | Mild autumn
Upshot: Delayed and extended harvest | Vibrant colours and powerful fruit | Wines of power and elegance

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | Left on skins for 8-12 days | Slow ferment at 15-18°C | Open pump-overs and hand plunging | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 55% new, 45% 2nd use | Natural malolactic fermentation | 22 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.8% | pH – 3.52 | Acid – 6.8g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 2nd March – 14th March 2018 | Bottled: January 2020 | Released: February 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Blueberry | Coffee | Red scented fruits | Violets | Campari
Texture: Central tannin focus | Soft and intense fruit | Balanced oak | Exceptional palate length | Powerful | Elegant

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