2019 Laughing Jack Jack’s Shiraz Barossa Valley – Sourced from the family’s Greenock, Moppa Hill & Marananga vineyards. 78% Greenock fruit with a good percentage from Hill Block, which is planted on red-brown earth over red clay to 3ft, then hits the bluestone formation of the hill. 18% from Moppa Block 8 which is sandy soil over orange-red clay with thick gravely quartz stone scattered throughout soil profile. For the first time from the calcareous soils of the Marananga vineyard an inclusion of 4%.
The bouquet shimmers with red fruit. Fresh damson and sweet cherry notes play against the faintest suggestion of dusty oak. There’s spice too: nutmeg and allspice.
Medium bodied with a soft seductive palate. Gently arching legato phrases of primary fruit, without a skerrick of abrasion. Tannins are beautifully talcy, giving the wine the silkiest mouthfeel.
Drinking well now or 10 years with careful cellaring.
Single Price: $29.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $22.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $264.00