Jaraman

Shiraz 2014

The luscious elegance of the Clare Valley fruit marries superbly with the slightly peppery fruit from McLaren Vale.

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Region Clare Valley 55% / McLaren Vale 45%
Colour At release, the wine has a deep crimson red colour to the centre with a vibrant purple hue to the edges.
Nose There are lifted aromas of red berry and cherry fruit along with subtle black olive and spice.
Vintage Conditions In the Clare Valley, the growing season saw average autumn and winter rainfalls on the Taylor family estate vineyards. Although spring was relatively dry, the vine vigour was still good due to the presence of subsurface moisture from the regular winter rain events and in addition the relatively calm conditions during the spring period reduced the evapotranspiration of the vines. Summer started dry and warm but not overly hot although from mid-January to mid-February this changed with very hot conditions prevailing until the 14th February when a downpour occurred, slowing the ripening of grapes considerably allowing for full flavour development.
For McLaren Vale summer conditions were significantly warmer than average with two heat waves through January and one in February tested the limits of grapevine tolerance. Equally damaging were high winds which reduced berry set, stripped leaves and reduced the size of canopies and increased the level of fruit exposure. This was followed by some very hot days. Then relief appeared in the form of rain in February which rehydrated vines and freshened up vine leaves. The rain also signaled the beginning of a pattern of cooler daytime temperatures which allowed fruit to finish ripening during some relatively moderate temperatures. The moisture boost also fortunately helped improve fruit balance and slow ripening period allowed flavour development to catch back up to sugar ripeness.
Oak Maturation The wine was matured in a mixture of American oak hogshead & barrique barrels (30% 1 year old, 70% 2-3 year old) for 10 - 12 months before being fined, filtered & bottled
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 6.4
Residual Sugar: 0.9
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
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  • Joe Roberts, 1WineDude

    Jan 2016
    B+
    Woody, spicy, lip-smacking and serving up plenty of postprandial coffee.
  • Natalie MacLean, Natalie MacLean

    Jan 2017
    93/100
    Black fleshy plums on the nose with a pleasant zing of acidity mid-palate for lots of dishes from tangy meat sauces to grilled meats. More black fruit and mouth-filling roundness. A consistently good producer at fair prices for the quality. Highly recommended. This Australian red wine is a regional blend of Shiraz grapes of about two-thirds Clare Valley and one-third McLaren Vale regions. The wine was partially cold-soaked for 4 days, then aged in 100% new American oak barrels for 11 months. Deeply concentrated and flavoured.
  • James Halliday, James Halliday Wine Companion

    Jan 2017
    93/100
    If you want an Australian shiraz that fills the mouth with waves of black cherry, plum and chocolate fruit, supple texture and structure, and a smooth veneer of oak, this should do the trick in whatever context you open the bottle.
  • Natalie MacLean, Natalie Maclean

    Jan 2016
    93/100
    Black fleshy plums on the nose with a pleasant zing of acidity mid-palate for lots of dishes from tangy meat sauces to grilled meats. More black fruit and mouth-filling roundness. A consistently good producer at fair prices for the quality. Highly recommended. This Australian red wine is a regional blend of Shiraz grapes of about two-thirds Clare Valley and one-third McLaren Vale regions. The wine was partially cold-soaked for 4 days, then aged in 100% new American oak barrels for 11 months. Deeply concentrated and flavoured.
  • Huon Hooke, The Real Review

    Jan 2019
    91 Points
    This wine started out very chocolaty and vanillan and very McLaren Vale, but after extended breathing it was spicier, rich and soft, with opulence and breadth if not finesse. Masses of blackberry and spice fruit, with warm alcohol and abundant soft tannins to conclude. 26/2/2019
  • Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel

    Jan 2016
    90/100
    Dark ruby color; dense, lush and rich with spice, tangy berry fruit; deep, ripe and juicy.
  • Josh Raynolds, Vinous

    Jan 2016
    88/100
    Dark purple. Ripe blackberry and plum aromas show a jammy quality and a hint of fruitcake. Lush, palate-coating, slightly warm black and blue fruit flavors pick up smoke and spice nuances with aeration. Shows serious depth and power and finishes sweet and long, with repeating smokiness and a trace of dusty tannins.
  • MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator

    Jan 2016
    87/100 Very Good
    Brambly, spicy and juicy wild blueberry and blackberry flavors have focus and firm tannins, mingling with black tea and floral details. Drink now through 2028.
  • Ronn Weigand, Restaurant Wine

    Jan 2016
    5 stars
    Superb Shiraz! It is ripe and rich in flavor, fleshy in texture, full bodied, and very long and well balanced on the palate, with a lingering finish, tasting of blackberry, black licorice, black pepper, loganberry, toast, caramel, and tobacco. 55% Clare Valley, 45% McLaren Vale. Aged 11 months in American oak casks and French oak barrels.
  • Mark Vaughan, iSante Magazine

    Jan 2016
    Complex aromas of ripe blackberry, cherry, herbs, mocha, and toasted oak. Blackberry and roasted coffee on the palate, with cedar, licorice, black pepper, and vanilla notes. Rich balanced finish. Grilled strip steak.