Deep, dark purple in colour, the nose exudes dark but ripe plum and blackberry with some spice lurking in the distance. The palate displays a kaleidoscope of greater dark fruit characters that fill every corner of the mouth, ably supported by generous, quite silky tannins which add to a brilliant mouthfeel. A big Barossa baby that has already taken its first step with a fair chunk of elegance to boot. Drink now over the next decade.
Gorgeously ripe and perfumed, the wine shows Black Doris plum, mixed berry compote, violet, toasted nut and subtle spice aromas on the nose, leading to a wonderfully weighted palate delivering excellent fruit concentration and purity. It's superbly expressed with loads of delectable flavours, finishing impressively long and velvety. At its best: now to 2034. Price: $50.00; Date Tasted: Oct 2020; Rating: 95 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a Jaja Shiraz. It’s always been good. This brings the silk. It’s soft and seductive in the most attractive of ways, its flavours of ripe, sweet plum, musk, vanilla and redcurrant flowing convincingly throughout. The stated alcohol is 15% but heat isn’t an issue; indeed it feels beautifully well balanced. There’s an admirable freshness to this wine despite its creaminess and its oomph. Tasted: Aug 2020; Alcohol: 15%; Price: $50; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2020-2030+; Rated: 94 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
A fairly thrill throttle manifestation of Barossa Shiraz, yet one which hides the extent of its stated 15% alcohol very well. It's meaty on initial opening, giving way to redcurrant and sweeter fruit accents of sugar plum. The palate at stark contrast to that, conveying a silken threaded gloss that easily slides towards the finish. It's a very well balanced wine, not often you always get to say that with these higher octane examples. Very well played. Date Tasted: Sept 2020; Alcohol: 15%; Price: $50; Closure: Screwcap; Rating: 93 Points; Stuart Robinson; The Vinsomniac
The nose is unashamedly quality Barossa with deep plum that combines with charcuterie, earth and sweet vanillin spice. The palate is dense, but layered and has a svelteness of texture and generosity of black fruits. Tannins take on earth, faint liquorice and gentle spice and when combined with well handled acidity give the wine drive and focus. The finish is all about the savoury plum fruit with a final embellishment of cedar oak. Will live a long time. Date Tasted: Sept 2020; Drink: 2020-2040; Alcohol: 15%; Price: $50; Closure: Screwcap; Rating: 94 Points; Patrick Eckel; Wine Reviewer
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