Jasper Hill Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 2005
Syrah/Shiraz from Victoria, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The 2005 Georgia's Paddock Shiraz is a deep magenta color with concentrated blackcurrant, mulberry and earthy spice aromas. Sweet and spicy fruit flavors explode on the palate and are
balanced by chalky tannins and a crisp, natural acid finish. This wine will cellar beautifully for ten years or more.
"Far lighter than previous vintages; a medium-bodied, elegant wine; red cherry, black cherry and spice intermingle with balanced oak; silky finish."
Australian Wine Companion
"Deep violet. Explosively perfumed scents of ripe blueberry, cassis, kirsch, cured tobacco and dried flowers. At once very ripe and lively, with potent red and dark berry flavors; verges on jammy but maintains energy and focus. Soft tannins add support to this massive shiraz, whose level of extract suggests that it will repay at least a decade of cellaring."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2005 Shiraz “Georgia’s Paddock” was aged in 20% new French and American oak. Yields for the wine were a meager 1.5 tons per acre. It exhibits an enticing perfume of smoke, pencil lead, mineral, blueberry, and blackberry. Made in an elegant style, the wine has lots of spice, rich flavors, plenty of depth, and a long finish."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright and distinctly peppery on the nose, this is savory and appealing for its polished frame and range of dark berry flavors against notes of cedar and coffee. Not as tart as some Heathcote wines."
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