A wet 2011 vintage in the Barossa saw a disease pressure not before seen in this area for many years. McLaren Vale as a region managed to ripen its shiraz earlier and thus avoided this disease pressure. By blending fruit from both regions, we have produced a wine of far higher quality than if it was entirely sourced from the Barossa in the 2011 vintage.
The Quality and Style of Pepperjack Shiraz is the same as it has been since its first vintage in 1996.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Rich dark red in colour with a dark purple rim.
The nose shows rich concentrated red and blue fruits, dark chocolate and rich mocha notes with hints of some cedary oak.
The palate is rich and plush with good structure. There is a concentrated layer of fruit and oak which is balanced with the fine tannins to give length and power while finishing soft and full of flavour.
This wine can be enjoyed now but will also improve with careful cellaring.