Named after Trevor & Marilyn’s Grandson Jack, who has every intention of taking over the vineyard in years to come.
This cool climate premium Shiraz is handcrafted to be elegantly smooth and approachable.
These grapes are hand selected and picked at their optimum baumé. The wine is traditionally made by partially crushing the grapes into open top fermenters with 10-14 days on skins. It is then basket pressed and left to mature in new French oak barrels for a minimum of 2 years.
From our picturesque vineyard nestled into the back of Mt Mackenzie, we bring you the 2013 vintage of our well respected Jack Harrison Shiraz. Signs of greatness begin with deep blackish red colours and a bright crimson hue giving evidence of our wine making dedication. Lifted aromas of rich plums, cassis and black cherry are backed by French oak finesse. A rewarding palate of luscious weighted ripe black fruits, hints of olive and five spice continue to unfold with savoury notes leading into seriously succulent tannins.
A History of Quality:
2009 – 93 points – James Halliday. “Strong, deep red-purple; a very powerful, concentrated full-bodied shiraz, overflowing with black fruits, oak and abundant tannins. Has the balance to age with distinction.”
2010 – 94 points – James Halliday. “Deep purple-crimson; the bouquet immediately expresses black fruits, allspice and a hint of oak, all of which gain volume on the medium- to full-bodied palate; it is positively rich and voluptuous on the mid-palate, but the back-palate and finish have an open weave, and confer an overall spicy/cedary elegance. // Silver Medal – 2014 Barossa Wine Show.
2011 – 90 points – James Halliday. “A brave attempt to conquer the weather, partly achieved in the vineyard and partly in the winery (by oak); there are some attractive medium-bodied red and black fruits under that oak, but there is a ‘what if’ unanswered question.” // 3 Bronze Medals (Barossa/New York/New Zealand).
2012 – 96 points – James Halliday. “There’s no question, good Eden Valley Shiraz has a radically different profile to most from the Barossa Valley; there’s a spicy, savoury elegance that establishes the ground rules that highlight the varietal expression. This gains power on the silky/juicy back palate and finish with its array of summer berry fruits of every description. This is a lovely wine.” // Gold Medal – 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition.