Jack’s Shiraz 2013
Open Top Fermented | Basket Pressed
Where balance, purity of fruit and fine tannins were the hallmark of 2012 Jack’s Shiraz, the 2013 Jack’s is at the other end of the spectrum. Big fruit and grippy tannins typical of a very dry, low yielding vintage dominate in the 13 Jack’s Shiraz.
2013 Jack’s Shiraz was sourced from the family’s Greenock estate Home Block & a small parcel from the Moppa vineyards. Harvest commenced on the 14th February, in total there were 6 small batches of wine made over 8 weeks that make up the 2013 Jack’s Shiraz. The grapes were de-stemmed and 80% berries crushed while 20% whole berries remained before being transferred into open top fermenters. Fermenation was kept on the cooler side and juice pumped over the skins three times a day for 10 to 14 days. After fermentation the wine was then drained to oak barrels and skins were hand shovelled out of the fermenters into the basket press. The pressings from the basket press are never overextracted, although they may lack the fruit intensity of the free run, the pressings blended back in add tannins for structure.
Show Tasting Notes
Appearance: Excellent colour on the darker side with a vibrant crimson – red rim.
Aroma: Alluring aromas of plum, mullberry and cherry dominate the nose with background notes of cola, menthol and sage. A hint of spice and black pepper surface after a swirl or two.
Palate: Concentrated, fleshy and full of flavour, good acidity with beautiful Barossa red and black fruits. Well structured with a taut mid palate and finishing with drying grippy tannins.
Region: 100% Barossa Valley
Sub Region: 92% Greenock & 8% Moppa
Bottled: Unfined & unfiltered on 20/08/2014
Production: 2300 cases
Total Acid: 6.74 g/L
Peak Drinking: 2015 – 2023 with careful cellaring
Maturation: 17 months in 50% French oak hogsheads (20% new French) and 50% American oak hogsheads
Winemaker: Shawn Kalleske
Last tasted: 27/05/15
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