Geoff Merrill ‘Jackos Shiraz’ 2017

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Geoff Merrill ‘Jackos Shiraz’ 2017

In honour of Michael “Jacko” James, a cherished member of the Geoff Merrill team whose bravery and spirit deeply touched all, we present the ‘Jackos Shiraz’ 2017. This full-bodied Shiraz is a tribute to Jacko’s remarkable character and his courageous fight against leukemia at just 26 years old.

Aroma and Complexity: The ‘Jackos Shiraz’ offers an intricate aroma profile, beginning with fresh herbs, perfume, and gamey undertones. As it opens, the wine reveals vibrant notes of black pepper, red berries, and black cherry, creating a captivating bouquet that invites further exploration.

Palate Evolution: On the palate, this Shiraz unfolds with round, fruity, and savoury flavours, transitioning to a lively finish of wild raspberry and cranberry. Its complexity and cool-season character hint at the potential for this wine to evolve into a truly magnificent mature Shiraz with time.

Perfect Pairings: The ‘Jackos Shiraz’ is ideally suited to a variety of hearty dishes. From slow-cooked beef cheeks and roast lamb to kangaroo steak, this wine complements rich, flavourful meals. Conclude your dining experience with Haigh’s dark chocolate or a selection of hard cheeses for a perfect match.

Vintage Overview: The 2017 vintage benefited from above-average winter rainfall, setting the stage for vigorous early vine growth. Cooler conditions in spring led to a delayed harvest, but the outcome was exceptional, with both white and red varieties showing excellent flavour profiles and promising outstanding quality.

Priced at $23.99 per bottle, the ‘Jackos Shiraz’ 2017 is not just a wine; it’s a celebration of a life lived with courage and a legacy that continues to inspire. Add this meaningful and complex Shiraz to your collection and experience the depth and dedication behind Geoff Merrill’s winemaking.

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