2010 Domaine Tournon Mathilda ShirazSyrah / Shiraz from Australia
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Producer: "Michel Chapoutier, owner and winemaker of M. Chapoutier, one of the Rhone Valley's most esteemed estates, founded Tournon in 2007. The 123 acre estate is located in...
- 91 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 90 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
91 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"These Chapoutier wines are sometimes reviewed by my colleagues David Schildknect in his Languedoc-Roussillon report and Lisa Perrotti-Brown in her reviews of Australian wines, so I will just list the wines, my score, and the region from which they emerge. They are of very high quality and deserve readers' attention. Hopefully my prose has convinced more than a handful of readers to try these remarkable wines from one of the most fascinating and compelling personalities in the entire wine world, and one dedicated to the highest quality." (12/11)
90 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
"Opaque ruby. Smoky, slightly reduced aromas of dried cherry, dark berry skin and cured meat. Juicy, penetrating and spicy on the palate, offering tangy dark fruit flavors that become sweeter with air. Smooth and fruity on the finish, which lingers with very good energy and just a whisper of tannins. This appealingly fruity shiraz checks in at 13.5% alcohol, which makes it a lower octane wine than many of Chapoutier's Rhone Valley bottlings." (08/13)
"Michel Chapoutier, owner and winemaker of M. Chapoutier, one of the Rhone Valley's most esteemed estates, founded Tournon in 2007. The 123 acre estate is located in the Victorian Pyrenees and Heathcote region of Australia. The Shays Flat Vineyard, situated on an east facing ridge in the southern Pyrenees foothills, is planted on schist and quartz soils and Lady’s Lane is planted on gentle slopes of well draining deep red Cambrian soils. The estate vineyards are farmed using biodynamics and the Shiraz is hand-picked and destemmed prior to fermentation. The cool weather allows Michel to craft distinctive Shiraz. Michel named Tournon after its famous cousin in Hermitage, France. As in France and now in Australia, Michel is producing wines of elegance and balance." - Importer
This was also rated 89 points by the Wine Spectator.
91 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
|Varietal(s)||Syrah / Shiraz|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry|
|Nose||spice box, cedar and dark fruit|