Geoff Merrill Premium

2014 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 – James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

“Matured in new and used American and French hogsheads for 29 months. The oak plays a major role in shaping the aromas and flavours of this old style, full-bodied Shiraz. What is certain is its staying power.”

94 points – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)

“It is gorgeously fruited and aromatic on the nose showing blackberry, dark plum, vanilla and cedary oak characters with nuances of toasted spices. The palate delivers lovely concentration and weight, together with supple mouthfeel and fleshy texture. It is up front and flavoursome, loaded with delicious flavours.5 stars

91 points – Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

“Deep red colour with a slight brick tinge in the rim, the bouquet quite oak-led with a lactone top-note. Cocoa powder too. The wine is rich and soft, fruit-sweet and fleshy, with abundant chewy, but ripe tannins. The palate is full-bodied and gritty-textured and slightly fumey. A big, gutsy, rather rustic red.” 

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