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Jip Jip Rocks

Jip Jip Rocks
2016 Shiraz, Padthaway

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19

Jip Jip Rocks
2016 Shiraz, Padthaway

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
Dark indigo color. Earthy aromas of forest mushrooms, melted chocolate mint, honey, and heavily toasted marshmallow with a lightly tannic, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a hot, complex, medium-long ripe plum, spice cake, and smoked beets finish with well-integrated, chewy, earthy tannins. A wild yet elegant Shiraz for earthy fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: forest mushrooms, melted chocolate mint, honey, and heavily toasted marshmallow
Taste Flavor: ripe plum, spice cake, and smoked beets
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Rabbit Cassoulet, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wild yet elegant Shiraz for earthy fare.

The Producer

Morambro Creek Pty Ltd

The Producer
12 Huntingdale Court
Mt. Gambier, SA 5290
Australia
61 -418281060

Shiraz

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Shiraz is made in several countries, but the best-known versions are from Australia. Known as Syrah in other countries, Shiraz is a rich red wine known for its blackberry and plum flavors and moderate tannins. Some examples also have a good amount of pepper, tobacco, licorice and black spice apparent on the palate as well.

There are hundreds of versions from Australia, ranging from less than $10 a bottle to more than $40 a bottle. The lighter versions are easy-drinking and should be consumed within one or two years, while the more expensive versions are best consumed from seven to ten years of age. Shiraz in grown in several regions of Australia, the most famous being Barossa and Victoria.

Given the popularity of Australian Shiraz, some producers in California have labeled their offerings of Syrah as Shiraz.

Pair these wines with grilled and barbecued foods, game birds and roasts.