2016 Jacko's Shiraz


“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. 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 is a very attractive mix of meaty spice, black pepper, plum, black cherry, coffee and dark chocolate.

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The palate is initially tight and measured in its reveal of the true depth of flavour. With time in the glass it begins to relax and reveal fleshy, dark red berry fruits, a fine firm tannin structure and ample acidity. An exciting drink now that will become wonderfully generous with a few years in bottle.

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Food Pairing

Drink with bbq lamb loin chops, Swiss brown mushrooms, sticky marinated pork ribs, slow cooked beef, Angus beef burger and savoury wood oven pizza.

VINTAGE INFORMATION: Significantly lower rainfall in the important growth stages leading up to vintage saw average yields down approximately 30% in McLaren Vale. Fluctuating temperatures in January and rainfalls in February resulted in a pause in vintage allowing ripening to occur at a more manageable rate. With the lower yields, our fruit had more time to ripen resulting in very good flavour concentration, acidity and structure.

Alcohol 14.5%
Maturation 21 months in new and seasoned American and French oak hogsheads and puncheons
Region McLaren Vale

Professional Reviews

Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)94%
Winestate Magazine94%

“Gorgeously fruited and enticing with dark plum, sweet cherry, rich floral, cocoa and cedar notes, it’s succulent and wonderfully flavoursome in the mouth delivering terrific fruit richness backed by spicy nuances and silky tannins. At its best: now to 2030.”

Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)

Winestate Magazine

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