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2018 JACK HARRISON SHIRAZ (Back Vintage)

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The colour of the 2018 Jack Harrison is the first indication of something special... inky black depths with bright purple edges.

The nose is a concentrated combination of darker cherry fruit, French oak spice and the characteristic cassis/star anise top notes.

The palate is a massive mouthful of chewy black juicy fruit, wrapped around a weighty oak core, with an extended length that promises to develop into something of significant power and elegance.

Impressive!~Jane Ferrari~

Early estimates suggest this wine will still reward up until 2033 but with gentle decanting, it is approachable right now.

95 Points| Wine Pilot - Ken Gargett
95 Points| Wine Pilot - Angus Hughson
Silver Medal| 2022 International Wine Competition
Silver Medal| 2022 London Wine Competition
Silver Medal| 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition


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.

2018 Vintage Summary

The growing season in Eden Valley started off well, with winter 2017 rainfall up slightly higher than average. In spring, drier soils, combined with warmer than average spring days meant the vine canopies grew quickly; flowering well and setting a good number of bunches. Summer rainfall for us was down on average. January and February were warm and dry, with very warm temperatures in February slowing down the pace of ripening. With the lower summer rainfall, growers with access to water, soil moisture monitoring, good irrigation management and healthy soils experienced less stress – and subsequently delivered sound fruit and consistent yields. These are all practices that Brockenchack invest heavily into. The Indian summer of March and early April was what some people called ‘the icing on the cake’, with average temperatures, without extremes. Overall a strong, healthy crop for us.

We are delighted with the high-quality grapes and great yields that this vintage delivered. The colours and flavours in our reds are exciting and the high level of natural acids in our whites reflect our great Eden Valley characteristics. Standout varieties for our region this year include Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet. We are very excited for the release of our reds.

Read our past Jack Harrison blog posts here:

Jack Harrison Continues To Impress|The Launch Of Our Inaugural Jack Harrison Shiraz Day

 History of Achievement

2017 -Gold |2021 London Wine Competition

2017 -Top 10 Shirazes|2021 London Wine Competition

2016 -Gold |2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2015 -Gold|2020 London Wine Competition

2015 -Gold |2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2013 -Gold |2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2012 -Gold |2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2011 -Bronze| 2015 NZ International Wine Competition

2010 -Gold |2017 NZ International Wine Show

Tasting Notes