Jamsheed Heathcote Shiraz 2006

Jamsheed Heathcote Shiraz 2006

A second Jamsheed red from a trio of 2006s. Made using indigenous yeasts, matured in new and old French hogsheads, unfined and unfiltered. Oh, and it also contains a splash of viognier. A medium purple/red in colour. A moving target aromatically: initially muted, but with time showed red cherries, milk chocolate, a touch of French polish, apricots and spice, and then later evolved to show more plummy fruits, with raspberries and a shake of pepper. The palate is fine and focussed, sour cherries and plums, a hint of fleshy stonefruit and quite a bit of acid (though this acid seems softer than in its stable mate from Great Western). For all the lovely fruit, there is also a dryness in the texture of the wine that I find really hard to describe, but I really liked it. Fine ripe tannins and all that stuff. A wine with a future; if you’re going to drink it now then give it a good decant.

Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Mar08
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $37
Closure : Diam
Drink : 2013 – 2018+
Source : Winery Sample

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