• 2016

    Jack's Block Shiraz

    Taking is name from fourth generation John Charles 'Jack' Stanton, this special wine was made using fruit from our oldest vineyard, planted in 1921. The goal of this wine was to create a vibrant and balanced expression of this very old vineyard capturing the purity of fruit, and to add complexity from carefully selected oak. After several years of rejuvenating the ecology of vineyard and improving the quality of the fruit, we are proud to release this special wine that has hallmarks of a traditional Rutherglen red with a touch S&K finesse. By keeping the alcohol in check and using single origin French and American oak, the fruit quality - that we worked so hard to capture - shines through. It is a wine created to age and we recommend putting it away for another few years to give the fruit, acid, oak, tannins and overall structure time to integrate and evolve. A fantastic vintage from a fantastic region.

    Style Full bodied with great balance and a lingering finish
    Alcohol 13.5%
    Cellaring 7-10 years
    Food Match Enjoy with a quality eye fillet and red wine jus or eggplant and porcini meatballs in tomato ragu.
    Size 750ml

    Deep ruby red in colour with aromas of lifted blackcurrants with a hint of coffee and charry oak. Layers of bright raspberry and boysenberry on the palate combine with dark chocolate shavings, smooth vanilla and very lengthy tannins. The acid is nicely balanced by the depth of fruit and complex structure, and selected oak ensures a rounded softness.

    Along with viticultural practices focusing on soil health and vine balance, the crop from our 95-year-old vineyard was thinned to reduce yield and increase flavour intensity. The fruit was handpicked on the 16th of February with around 10% whole bunch added to the ferment for enticing floral aromatics. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to both French and American oak. Single origin barrels produced from the Tronçais and Bertrange forests in France add complexity to the tannin structure, and oak from the Shenandoah and Ozark regions in America ensure the primary fruit is complemented by spice and seamless structure. Matured in barrels for 11 months.

    Price $45.00 $45.00   750ml Bottle