JARAMAN SHIRAZ

Wakefield

APPELLATION

Clare Valley

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Shiraz

WINEMAKERS

Adam Eggins

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.5
Alcohol
14.5%

2016

89POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
AUGUST 2018
BACKGROUND

Australia’s iconic wine regions provide great diversity. With the Jaraman range we search for parcels of extraordinary fruit to craft wines that showcase their distinctive regional characteristics and style, whilst showcasing the skill and dedication of our winemakers to their philosophy of ‘respect the fruit’. The word Jaraman derives from an Aboriginal term for ‘seahorse’ that is found within a number of Australian Aboriginal languages and dialect groups. The significance of the seahorse icon dates back to the early days in Taylors Wine history when, whilst digging the first dam on the property, the family unearthed tiny fossilised seahorses.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

Clare Valley - Taylors estate - 350m above sea level with moderate temperatures on terra rossa soils. Growers - slightly higher altitude but similar temperature conditions for Shiraz vineyards. McLaren Vale - Warmer mediterranean climate with varied pockets of growers varying from sandy soils to heavier clays.

Fairly warm vintage but steady ripening. Above average yields but amazing depth of flavor.

WINEMAKING

Cold soaked at 5°C for 5 days. Left to warm up for a day and then innoculated. Pumped over twice daily. Pressed when primary fermentation completed. Innoculated with malolactic fermentation. Put to 50% new American oak for 18 months.

TASTING NOTES

There are lifted aromas of red berry and cherry fruit along with subtle black olive and spice. This is a rich, full-bodied wine with intense flavors of ripe red berry fruit, violets and attractive oak characters of roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate. Overall, the wine is well balanced with complex, well-integrated tannins providing the palate with an intense, persistent length.

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