2005 Chapoutier and Laughton La Pleiade Shiraz

Heathcote, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$79. 99
$959.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork
Other Reviews…. This is a superb example of a blending of Australian and French cultures as well as winemaking from tightly spaced, dry-farmed vineyards that have achieved great ripeness and intensity in the Cambrian soils of this region. A knock-out bouquet of graphite, crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blueberries, and blackberries is followed by a full-bodied Syrah with formidable concentration, good acidity, and tremendous intensity as well as length. This wine needs 2-3 years of cellaring and should drink well for two decades. As profound as this 2005 is, a barrel sample of the 2006 La Pleiade appeared to be even more remarkable! Unfortunately, there are only about 500 cases of this brilliant cuvee.
94 points
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate

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