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2017 JACK HARRISON SHIRAZ

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The nose on our 2017 Jack Harrison Shiraz is a huge blast of cassis-driven pepper spiced plum, over a savoury ‘butchers block’ undertone.

The palate of this four year old youngster is a wall of juicy, dark, lush berry fruit, kept in shape by solid tramlines of beautifully silken tannins, throughout a very long persistent fruit driven palate.

The acid / tannin / fruit balance is impressive and it will be exciting to watch this wine open and age - which we expect will happen quite gracefully.

We expect our 2017 vintage of Jack Harrison Shiraz to be another keeper, so on this assessment we'd suggest potential cellaring of up to 10-15 years.

This wine is named after our grandson Jack who is currently training to become our future winemaker and viticulturist. Made from our single vineyard Shiraz vines which boast an average vine age of 50 years, our cool climate premium Shiraz is handcrafted to be elegant and memorable.

  • Gold | 2021 London Wine Competition
  • Silver| 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

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The nose on our 2017 Jack Harrison Shiraz is a huge blast of cassis-driven pepper spiced plum, over a savoury ‘butchers block’ undertone.

The palate of this four year old youngster is a wall of juicy, dark, lush berry fruit, kept in shape by solid tramlines of beautifully sunken tannins, throughout a very long persistent fruit drive palate.

The acid / tannin / fruit balance is impressive and it will be exciting to watch this wine open and age - which we expect will happen quite gracefully.

We expect our 2017 vintage of Jack Harrison Shiraz to be another keeper, so on this assessment we'd suggest potential cellaring of up to 10-15 years.

This wine is named after our grandson Jack who is training to become our future winemaker and viticulturist. Made from our single vineyard Shiraz vines which boast an average vine age of 50 years, our cool climate premium Shiraz is handcrafted to be elegant and memorable.

 

2017 Vintage Summary

The Barossa experienced a wetter than average 2016 winter and spring. This, combined with below average temperatures in December, January and February, resulted in a later harvest than we’d seen in many years – about four weeks later than in recent years, which was relatively ‘back to normal’. With the good soil moisture and cooler temperatures, the vines were very healthy at vintage time, and a later harvest date meant the grapes ripened more slowly, enabling consistent fruit development and a gradual accumulation of sugars and flavours, which is exactly what winemakers are looking for to produce high quality wines.

Eden Valley’s 2017 vintage produced a lovely big crop for us and some quite outstanding red varieties - better quality reds than the valley floor we believe this year.

 

Read our most recent past Jack Harrison blog posts here:

Jack Harrison continues to impress

The launch of our inaugural Jack Harrison Shiraz day

 

Record of Achievement

2010 - Gold Medal, 2017 NZ International Wine Show

2011 - Bronze Medal, 2015 NZ International Wine Competition

2012 - Gold Medal, 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2013 - Gold Medal, 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2014 - made in limited quantities and only supplied to members, not entered into any shows

2015 - Gold Medal, 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2016 - Bronze Medal, 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition (91)

2017 - Gold Medal, 2021 London Wine Competition

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