M. Chapoutier

Tournon Mathilda Shiraz

8.6210 ratings
8.722 pro ratings
Heathcote, Central Victoria, Victoria, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.6

Good acid and drive with a really intense black olive and herb note. I almost like this wine but there is virtually no tannins. I feel like this is a missed opportunity.

Good acid and drive with a really intense black olive and herb note. I almost like this wine but there is virtually no tannins. I feel like this is a missed opportunity.

2 people found it helpfulDec 4th, 2014
Marty Staton

On the top end of just OK. This guy can produce some wines in France but maybe going outside might be a step ambitious. I don't know what it is about French winemakers trying to stick to a single grape sometimes. They are masters of blending, so why not stick to it?
The wine is a touch flat for what it is until you let it open. After that, it comes to life. If you want to really enjoy it, don't concentrate on the nose. Swish like you would an Italian Barbera, and let the black pepper and blackberry come out.

On the top end of just OK. This guy can produce some wines in France but maybe going outside might be a step ambitious. I don't know what it is about French winemakers trying to stick to a single grape sometimes. They are masters of blending, so why not stick to it?
The wine is a touch flat for what it is until you let it open. After that, it comes to life. If you want to really enjoy it, don't concentrate on the nose. Swish like you would an Italian Barbera, and let the black pepper and blackberry come out.

2 people found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2014
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.1

Complex; plums, herbs, white pepper...classic Syrah aromatics. I've finally figured out that this less ripe version of Syrah pairs beautifully with tomato sauced dishes.

Complex; plums, herbs, white pepper...classic Syrah aromatics. I've finally figured out that this less ripe version of Syrah pairs beautifully with tomato sauced dishes.

2 people found it helpfulAug 12th, 2014
Chris Miller

$14.99, explodes with sweet floral notes followed by crisp notes of pears and peaches on a medium bodied palate

$14.99, explodes with sweet floral notes followed by crisp notes of pears and peaches on a medium bodied palate

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2014
Phil Stice

Not worth the hype

Not worth the hype

1 person found it helpfulApr 14th, 2014
Benjamin Parniuk

Deep purple with a slight inky center. Quick legs. Plum and slight herbal nose. Maybe eucalyptus. Medium bodied. Medium spice. Dark berry on the palette.

Deep purple with a slight inky center. Quick legs. Plum and slight herbal nose. Maybe eucalyptus. Medium bodied. Medium spice. Dark berry on the palette.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2014
Lindsay Smith

Delicious Shiraz from Australia that you would swear was from the Rhone in France. Juicy raspberry fruit with a touch of anise and herb, and a soft finish. Doesn't linger too long, perfect for beginners to the category!

Delicious Shiraz from Australia that you would swear was from the Rhone in France. Juicy raspberry fruit with a touch of anise and herb, and a soft finish. Doesn't linger too long, perfect for beginners to the category!

Feb 10th, 2016
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.0

Kaleidoscope of true Syrah aromas not overpowered by uber alcohol. Peppery dark fruit and smooth finish. Ripe fruit but style more French than Australia.

Kaleidoscope of true Syrah aromas not overpowered by uber alcohol. Peppery dark fruit and smooth finish. Ripe fruit but style more French than Australia.

Jan 8th, 2016
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.8

Fuzzy peach with no sugar

Fuzzy peach with no sugar

Aug 13th, 2015
Joel Pennington #❤️🐢🍷

Owner/Winemaker Slow Turtle Vineyard

8.8

Legit Syrah. Winemaker printed label in braille as a tribute to his son - class act.

Legit Syrah. Winemaker printed label in braille as a tribute to his son - class act.

Jul 28th, 2015