Jack’s Shiraz 2012
Open Top Fermented | Basket Pressed
Could this be the best Jack’s Shiraz to date? We think so! This wine shows beautiful balance, purity of fruit and fine silky tannins.
2012 Jack’s Shiraz was sourced entirely from the family’s Greenock estate vineyards, predominantly from the Home and Hill Blocks. Harvest commenced on the 25th February and in total there were 10 small batches of wine made over 6 weeks that make up the 2012 Jack’s Shiraz. The grapes were de-stemmed and 80% berries crushed while 20% whole berries remained before being transferred into open top fermenters. Fermentation was kept cooler and juice pumped over the skins twice a day during the 7 to 10 days on skins. The wine was then drained to oak barrels and skins were hand shovelled out of the fermenters into the basket press. Pressings were kept separate and were blended back into the Jack’s Shiraz just prior to bottling.
Show Tasting Notes
Appearance: Shimmering black core with a crimson red rim.
Aroma: Alluring aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and bilberry dominate the nose, while seductive notes of dark chocolate, liquorice and quince flirt in the background. A hint of cloves and white pepper surface after a swirl or two.
Palate: A concentrated silky palate, full of flavour and very well balanced with beautiful rich Barossa fruits. Plum and dark berries along with charry oak gives a luring finish with fine silky tannins. Delicious!
Region: 100% Barossa Valley
Sub Region: 100% Greenock
Bottled: Unfined & unfiltered on 14/10/2013
Production: 3650 cases
Total Acid: 6.60 g/L
Peak Drinking: 2014 – 2022 with careful cellaring
Maturation: 16 months in 50% French oak hogsheads and 50% American oak hogsheads.
Winemaker: Shawn Kalleske
Last tasted: 24/10/13
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