Jack’s Shiraz 2011
Hand Picked | Basket Pressed
The 2011 Jack’s Shiraz was sourced entirely from the Kalleske’s Greenock estate. All the best vineyards that would normally be allocated to the ‘Greenock Shiraz’ label were re-allocated to the 2011 Jack’s as no ‘Greenock Shiraz’ or ‘Limited Two Shiraz’ will be made from this vintage. The 2011 vintage was cool, cloudy and wet, very unseasonal for the Barossa Valley. There were numerous accounts of mildew and botrytis effected grapes from many regions across Australia from the 2011 vintage.
The Kalleske vineyards performed exceptionally well with the tough conditions from this challenging vintage. The combination of our higher altitude vineyards, and open vine canopies allowed for good air flow along with 6 generations of knowledge and expertise tending to our vines resulted in healthy grapes. The 2011 Jack’s Shiraz has excellent colour for the vintage, good concentration of flavour, vibrant aromas with cool climate influences; lots of pepper, spice and balanced acidity.
Show Tasting Notes
Appearance: Dark core with vibrant crimson rim.
Aroma: Satsuma plum, dark cherries, raspberry, violets, pepper & spice dominate the nose with a hints of eucalyptus, aniseed and finishes off with vanilla & cedar oak characters.
Palate: Medium bodied, lively red and black fruits, beautifully structured with good balance of acid all in perfect harmony with the soft velvety tannins.
Region: 100% Barossa Valley
Sub Region: 100% Greenock Shiraz
Production: 2650 cases
Total Acid: 6.80 g/L
Cellar Potential: 8 years with careful cellaring
Maturation: 12 months in 64% French oak hogsheads (22% new) and 36% American oak hogsheads (35% new).
Winemaker: Shawn Kalleske
Last tasted: 24/04/13
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