Jasper Hill Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 2006
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: 15.0%
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%.
Georgia's Paddock Shiraz is a deep magenta color, a perfect indicator of its intensity on the palate. The 2006 vintage offers up scents of ripe, red fruit aromas complemented by earthy spice and pepper. The aromas follow through to the palate where silky, supple tannins and great natural acidity expand on the elegant finish. This wine will cellar beautifully for ten years or more.
"Slightly brighter hue than Emily's; a full-bodied wine that carries its alcohol with ease, the savoury, spicy, earthy elements to the dark fruit background providing both texture and balance."
Australian Wine Companion
"The 2006 Shiraz Georgia’s Paddock was aged in 30% new oak. Aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, violets, blueberry, blackberry, and licorice lead to a full-bodied, structured, succulent Shiraz with plenty of spice and floral notes emerging on the palate. Give it 4-5 years of additional cellaring and drink it from 2013 to 2026."
The Wine Advocate
"Opaque ruby. Youthfully brooding at first sniff, offering slow-to-open cassis and plum aromas along with mace, allspice and dried flowers. Brighter raspberry and blackberry on the palate, enlivened by smoky minerals, baking spices and a candied floral note. Lots of material here but the wine is reluctant to give up much right now. The spicy notes repeat on the long, chewy finish. Hands off.
International Wine Cellar
"A big, black wine from Georgia's Paddock, this vintage shows its alcohol in warm flavors of mincemeat and oak. There's also a lot of floral character, with scents of forsythia and mint sparking off the wine's power. Needing age to show its best, this should evolve with another five years in bottle. For roast duck with tapenade."
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