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Jip Jip Rocks

Jip Jip Rocks
2017 Shiraz-Cabernet, Padthaway

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other Australian Red

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

Jip Jip Rocks
2017 Shiraz-Cabernet, Padthaway

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
Garnet black color. Exotic, attractive aromas and flavors of chocolate mint, black raspberry tart a la mode, and basil and curry leaves with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a compelling, medium-length finish with elements of spiced nuts, chocolate herb muffin, hint of marinated peppers, and vanilla pod with fine, chewy tannins. A exotically spicy and herbal shiraz with a great style and sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate mint, black raspberry tart a la mode, and basil and curry leaves
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of spiced nuts, chocolate herb muffin, hint of marinated peppers, and vanilla pod
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Lamb Curry, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A exotically spicy and herbal shiraz with a great style and sense of place.

The Producer

Morambro Creek Pty Ltd

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

Other Australian Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other important Australian reds besides Shiraz include Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, along with small quantities of Tempranillo, Malbec and a few others.

Pinot Noir performs beautifully in Western Australia, while Grenache and Morvedre can be found in several areas, including New South Wales and Barossa. These two Rhone varieties are often blended together; recently a highly acclaimed and popular Austrlaian red is GSM, referring to three grapes: Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. This blend is loosely based on the famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine from France's Rhone Valley.

Excellent versions of Cabernet Sauvignon are produced in several reigions including the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Langhorne Creek.