Clos Otto Shiraz

2014 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 6 bottle limit applies)

$320.00

Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
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Accolades

James Halliday Wine Companion – 96 points
The Wine Advocate – 96 points
Wine Spectator – 94 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: Above average winter and early spring rainfall | Dry late spring early summer
Temperature: Warm Spring to early Summer | High winds during flowering
Upshot: Balanced vines | Augmented development | Uneven fruit set

Vintage
Rainfall: Rain event mid-February | Dry otherwise
Temperature: Hot Summer | Milder during vintage
Upshot: Early harvest before mid-vintage pause | Late ripening and flavour development | Balanced concentrated wines

Winemaking

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 – 3.67 | Acid – 6.4g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 26th February – 11th March 2014 | Bottled: February 2016 | Re-released: September 2020

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Blackberry | Raspberry | Chocolate | Tobacco leaf | Balsamic | Spice
Texture: Fresh and vibrant | Outstanding balance | Exceptional palate length | Powerful yet poised

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