Shiraz Barossa South Australia
So popular are the wines of Pepperjack, that the label hosts its own society of dedicated enthusiasts. This devout cohort of zealots, converges at bespoke venues to discuss matters Pepperjack, they dine on prime angus beef and imbibe in their cherished libation. Originally established by one of the nation's most eminent winemakers (Nigel Dolan, twice Jimmy Watson and thrice Stodart Trophies winner), Pepperjack remains one of the great enduring marques of fine Barossa Shiraz, popular with the people and highly esteemed by industry peers.
Pepperjack are designed from the vineyard to the bottle, to be rich, bold red wines. Choice parcels of Shiraz exhibiting a concentration of flavour are assembled, red berries and rich plums, savoury notes and ripe tannins. Crafted to a combination of traditional old world winemaking methods and modern vinification techniques, fruit is treated to a course of maceration for optimal extraction of tannins and colour, followed by a week or two of ferment and transfer to a selection of American, French and Hungarian oak barrels for malolactic and a year's maturation. The individual components are separately aged and the candidate barrels are determined through a staged selection process.
Rich red colour with dark purple rim. Nose of rich concentrated red and blue fruits, dark chocolate and rich mocha notes with hints of spice and cedary oak. The palate is rich and plush with good structure, a concentrated layer of berry fruit flavours and judicious oak, balanced by fine tannins to give length and power while finishing soft and full of flavour.