Still showing that stone-fruit/earthy thing it did last summer, this has hardly budged a bit in the months it has been in barrel. What it has gained over this time is a plum blossom perfume that is very attractive and offsets the stony-earthy side of its personality. It is very mouth-watering and if you listen hard you can hear it speak its name from the mountain tops: ‘I am Shale Terrace. Hear me roar!’
In an instance of where more is better, I was pleasantly surprised as I was putting the final blend together that there is slightly more Shale Terrace this year than I expected when we made the futures offering. So for the first time in quite a while, there is a small amount of Shale Terrace available for retail.