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Laughing Jack Moppa Hill Block 6 Shiraz 2019

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Laughing Jack Moppa Hill Block 6 Shiraz 2019
Laughing Jack Moppa Hill Block 6 Shiraz 2019
Producer Laughing Jack
Region, Country Barossa Valley, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 12
Product Code 21430-750

This superb single-vineyard Shiraz is sourced from a six-acre plot replanted in 2001. Sadly, the original 1912 vineyard was ripped out in the mid-1980s thanks to the SA government’s now-notorious vine pull scheme. Here in the Moppa sub-region, the grapes grow on sandier soils than in Greenock (a mere 2km away as the crow flies), producing more perfumed wines with finer tannins. This release is no exception.

The fruit was harvested on the 22nd of February and was 100% de-stemmed. The whole berries were sent to small open-top fermenters and hand-plunged thrice daily. After 18 days on skins, the wine was basket pressed into barrel. The wine rested for 20 months in French (25% new) and American hogsheads. A very low-yielding vintage with excellent aging potential.

 

Laughing Jack Moppa Hill Block 6 Shiraz 2019
Laughing Jack Moppa Hill Block 6 Shiraz 2019

Reviews

"Sourced from a single 2.4ha block of shiraz on Moppa Hill in the western Barossa, destemmed whole berries. Aged for 20 months in 63% seasoned French, 25% new French and 12% seasoned American oak hogsheads. Shawn Kalleske has composed a wonderful contemporary Barossa shiraz here. Compact, with excellent fruit purity, a super-ripe plum and blackberry base and abundant spice and – wonder of wonders – manages to combine both fruit density and a sense of space, finishing savoury, tight of tannin and with a fan of red and black fruits and layered spice."
95 points, Dave Brookes, The Wine Companion
"Wow – loads of fresh shaved deli meat here, with black cherries, kirsch, clove, star anise, pink peppercorn and licorice. In the mouth, the wine is pert and finer than expected from the meaty introduction, yet it does not waver from its savoury roots. Very good, very long, and more-ish for its bacon fat/maple vibes. Like it. A very low yielding vintage with good ageing potential."
95 points, Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion Magazine

Reviews

"Sourced from a single 2.4ha block of shiraz on Moppa Hill in the western Barossa, destemmed whole berries. Aged for 20 months in 63% seasoned French, 25% new French and 12% seasoned American oak hogsheads. Shawn Kalleske has composed a wonderful contemporary Barossa shiraz here. Compact, with excellent fruit purity, a super-ripe plum and blackberry base and abundant spice and – wonder of wonders – manages to combine both fruit density and a sense of space, finishing savoury, tight of tannin and with a fan of red and black fruits and layered spice."
95 points, Dave Brookes, The Wine Companion
"Wow – loads of fresh shaved deli meat here, with black cherries, kirsch, clove, star anise, pink peppercorn and licorice. In the mouth, the wine is pert and finer than expected from the meaty introduction, yet it does not waver from its savoury roots. Very good, very long, and more-ish for its bacon fat/maple vibes. Like it. A very low yielding vintage with good ageing potential."
95 points, Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion Magazine

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