The Jaspers Hill Georgia’s Paddock Shiraz 2005 is a vintage showing better growing conditions than the last few drought affected ones. Not as massive as say the ’03, yet with all the great balance and finesse that Georgia’s is known for, including the sweet, spicy fruit flavours and viscous palate. Beautiful magenta tone.
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. Drink it over the next 10-12 years. Jasper Hill is one of the top guns in Heathcote. The winery practices organic viticulture, dry farming, and has recently entered into a joint venture with Michel Chapoutier to develop a vineyard adjacent to the existing property. Jay Miller – Wine Advocate #173 Oct 2007
The Finer Details Style – Red Wine Varietal – Shiraz Vintage – 2005 Country – Australia Region – Heathcote Bottle Size – 1.5L ABV – 13.5%