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2008 Barossa Valley Clos Otto

 
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Wine Name: Clos Otto
Vineyard-Winery Name: Hentley Farm
Varietal: Shiraz
Designated Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Vintage: 2008
Suggested Retail: $250.00
Website: http://www.hentleyfarm.com.au/home.html

Wine Spectator
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Wine Enthusiast
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Robert Parker
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Jancis Robinson
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Stephen Tanzer
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Comments From The Winemaker
 
 

With vines planted by previous owner Otto Kasper using a cutting from an aging 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 flavors.

“The Clos Otto fruit is sourced from a small, eastern-facing block within the estate. The combination of the micro-climate (missing only the late afternoon sun) and the soil (red clay loam with underlying red plastic clay) found on this block provides the perfect conditions for premium Shiraz production,” Greg Mader, Vineyard Manager says.

Aromatics of currants, dark inky fruits of blackberry and blueberry, and an underlying earthy complexity are followed by a deep, dense and impeccably balanced palate. A complex array of dark fruits, earthy undertones and balanced oak flavors of chocolate and spice combine with the soft velvety tannins that are synonymous with the rich, voluptuous Clos Otto.