Laughing Jack Jacks Shiraz
Appearance: Vibrant in colour, dark core with a crimson/red rim.
Aroma: The cooler edge to the vintage expresses lifted blackberry, cherry and cranberry aromas. There is underlying herbal, menthol, eucalyptus and earthy notes too.
Palate: Medium bodied with a soft seductive palate, very palatable at a youthful age, drinking superbly. Front and mid palate very soft, juicy fruits and a little kick at the end where the Mataro was used to lengthen the palate. The acidity is balanced, it shouldn’t be any other way and the tannins are supple overall with a hint of dryness on the finish.
Region: 100% Barossa Valley
Sub Region: 52% Greenock & 48% Moppa Hill
Bottled: Unfined & unfiltered on 17/12/2018
Production: 3088 dozen
pH: 3.52Total Acid: 6.21g/L
Cellar Potential: 10 years with careful cellaring.
Maturation: 20 months in 21% new French, 35% seasoned French oak hogsheads, 9% new American, 29% seasoned American oak hogsheads and 6% Hungarian oak hogsheads.
Winemaker: Shawn Kalleske