Geoff Merrill Premium

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 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


Wine Reviews:

94 points- Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)

“Wonderfully ripe and inviting, the bouquet shows blackberry, cedar, tapenade, cocoa and charcuterie notes. It's equally attractive on the palate with gorgeous fruit richness backed by velety texture and rounded tannins. The wine combined gorgeous fruit flavours with matured nuances, making it highly appealing.5 stars.”

94 points- Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

90 points- Campbell Mattinson (The Winefront)

“Solid Shiraz with blackberry nip and cherry-cola flavours melting into toast and milk chocolate. Warm and hearty, though soft. Old school style but well balanced in that context.”

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