$191.94 / case
|Our Price: $31.99 / bottle (RRP: $38.00)||Case: 6 x 750ml|
'The bouquet is full of fragrant red fruits and spices, the palate underlining the power of the fruit with its long, balanced finish and after taste.'
95 Points - James Halliday
'It’s very rare that we see a new brand emerge with the brilliance and focus of the Jericho mob.'
Phillip White - Drinkster
Jericho use the French term, Syrah, instead of Shiraz to describe the style of this wine. The cool climate of the Adelaide Hills has a strong influence on the style of this wine and differentiates it from many other Australian regions’ Shiraz.
The wine was fermented and held on skins for 35 days. Together with 10% of the stalks included in the ferment has created a beautifully balanced, complex and soft wine. The tannins are soft and silky from the extended skin contact making interesting and elegant wine.
This Vineyard sits atop a wind swept ridge at just under 350m above sea level. The shallow rocky soil, non-irrigated dry farming and harsh conditions forces these vines to dig deep. Cropping at a mere 0.5 tonne per acre, the result are ultra concentrated, small berries which reflect the vineyard site.
This wine will mature well for another 10-12+ years.
ASPECT: Slight North facing
ACIDITY: 6.8 g/L
PH: 3.54 pH
CLOSURE: Cork (Diam10)
Great intensity of flavours. Aromatic fruit, violets, rhubarb and stewed black cherries with fresh ground spices. Medium bodied but great intensity of flavours. Fresh red berries, cherry and raspberry and interesting spices derived from the cooler vineyard microclimate and complexities of pepper from the addition of stalks in the fermentation vessel.
'10% stalks retained, 35 days on skins, matured in used french barriques for 12 months, released with a further 12 months bottle age. The bouquet is full of fragrant red fruits and spices, the palate underlining the power of the fruit with its long, balanced finish and after taste.'
95 Points - James Halliday
'Jericho’s Syrah has a cooler fruit profile than, say, its stable mate Shiraz, and yet it is arguably has more presence. It sees some whole bunch action and interestingly, is kept in bottle for 14 months before release. We’re talking Adelaide Hills Shiraz here, from the Corydon Vineyard, cropped at 0.5 tonne/ acre.
This has a delicious future ahead of it. It combines fruit and oak to excellent effect but it has an inherent complexity just itching for a bit more bottle age. It tastes of blueberry, red liquorice and black cherry, splashes dried herbs and cedar wood about, and has a perfumed water-based feel to it; it’s very much in the “burgundian Shiraz” mould. Beautiful drinking.'
93+ Points - Campbell Mattinson