Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz Padthaway 2009
Lifted spice and ripe mulberry/blackberry aromas are complimented with chocolate, cedar and cinnamon on the nose. Well integrated oak tannin provides flavours of clove and supple texture which supports the rich plum, blackberry and mocha. The overall structure is supple and generous with fine-grained tannin on the finish enveloped with ripe fruit overtones.
Screw top. Ripe red fruits, blackberry and currants aromas with touch of barnyard. Uncomplicated and quite straightforward with currant and blackberry flavours on the palate. Fresh tasting with very nicely integrated oak, not your typical big Aussie Shiraz. Doesn't have the legs to stand up to spicy goat curry, but would work well mildly-spiced rack of lamb. A good, everyday, house-style of Shiraz. Tasted Mar/2012.
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Dense purple. Jammy scents of dark berries, candied licorice, tar and roasted coffee. Rich and thick to the point of sweetness, but the blackberry and cassis flavors are propped up and kept fresh by gentle acidity. A rich, thick, velvety wine with a long, clinging finish that emphasizes blackberry and blueberry jam. A good version of this style.
Jip Jip Rocks' 2005 Shiraz Limestone Coast exhibits a deep ruby/purple color as well as attractive blueberry, black raspberry, and creosote characteristics, wonderful intensity, supple tannin, and a long finish.
From the Limestone coast of Australia, it is not surprising that this Shiraz has a fair amount of minerality. However, it nicely offset by its velvety tannins. The nose offers sour cherries and notes of tar, giving way to blueberries and cranberries on the palate. Also present are cinnamon and clove with plenty of glycerin.
Crisp in texture, with a veil of fine tannins around a zingy core of blackberry and espresso flavors. Finishes with a touch of pepper. Drink now through 2010.
Also outstanding, the 2009 Shiraz reveals a judicious touch of oak that provides an attractive spicy component that complements the blackberry and black currant fruit in the aromas and flavors. Full-bodied yet fresh and lively, without the alcoholic and oaky heaviness that sometime interfere with the appreciation of southern Australian wines, it should provide pleasure over the next several years.
Dark ruby. Jammy raspberry and blueberry aromas are complicated by smoked meat and licorice. Fleshy, slightly sweet dark fruit compote flavors stain the palate, gaining in sweetness on the back end. Finishes soft, with lingering sweetness and gentle grip. Lots of wine here but Irsquo;d have liked a bit more vivacity.
Spicy and bursting with fruit, the Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz is the quintessential representation of Australiarsquo;s signature varietal. Medium-bodied and juicy, this wine is loaded with cranberry, black raspberry and cracked white pepper flavors mdash; a perfect match for anything thrown on the barbie!
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