Plum, cherry & mulberry almost take a back seat to the array of spices. Black pepper, all spice, cloves and star anise. Equally earthy beetroot, cola and black olives strive for centre stage. Medium bodied, soft silky mid palate with structural grainy tannins on the finish. The drying tannins are a reflection of the very low yielding, dry, warm vintage. Still loads of rich generous flavour Jack’s is known for and long lingering finish.
This perennial overachiever is sourced from the Kalleske family’s mature Greenock and Moppa Hill vineyards. The grapes were 100% destemmed and fermented as whole berries. Following fermentation the wine was then fed to oak barrels, with skins hand-shovelled out of the fermenters into the basket press. The blended wine was then matured for 20 months in hogsheads. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
2019 Jack’s Shiraz was sourced from the family’s Greenock, Marananga & Moppa Hill vineyards. 64% Greenock fruit with a good percentage from Mums Block this year, which is planted on red-brown earth over deep red clay. 24% from the calcareous soils with fragmented shale from Marananga. 12% Moppa Block 8 which is sandy soil over orange-red clay with thick gravely quartz stone scattered throughout soil profile.