“Michael ‘Jacko’ James worked in our cellars until he succumbed to a long battle with leukemia at the age of 26. His legendary character and courage left a lasting impression on everyone he met. Our tribute to him is this full bodied Shiraz which displays rich peppery fruit over a firm underlying structure with great length.” – Geoff Merrill
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The aroma shows white pepper, spices, menthol, black olive, savoury smoked meats and a hint of leather.
The palate is smooth and full, with dark fruits of black currant and mulberry integrating well with creamy oak.
Will go well with a nice steak, lamb casserole, BBQ, pizza and cheese.
VINTAGE INFORMATION: More vigorous canopy growth during bud development in 2011, ensured fewer bunches per vine and lighter bunch weights for the 2012 vintage effectively dropping yield rates 35 – 50%. For the most part, growing conditions were optimal right through the growing season with a few temperature and rainfall events which caused some anxiety. Immediately following the high temperatures was some cool weather and a large rain event which slowed down ripening and allowed the vintage to progress at a good rate.
|Maturation||24 months in American and French Oak hogsheads & puncheons|
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