|Region:||Clare Valley & McLaren Vale|
Rich and voluptuous McLaren Vale fruit is married to the intense, ripe and lightly peppered berry fruit of the Clare Valley.Download Full Winemaker Note
On release, the wine is a deep opaque red colour to the centre with ruby hues to the edges.
There are lifted aromas of spice, plum, red berries and violets along with chocolate and subtle cigar-box characters from the oak maturation.
The wine has a rich and mouth-filling palate with ripe dark berry fruit flavours, along with spice, chocolate and freshly roasted coffee characters. It is finely balanced with a linear acid line, grainy tannins, a warming finish and good persistence of flavour.
|Region:||Clare Valley & McLaren Vale|
|Residual Sugar:||0.59 g/L|
|Jaraman||Shiraz||2009||Syrah Du Monde||2011||Silver|
|Jaraman||Shiraz||2009||Decanter World Wine Awards||2011||Silver|
|Jaraman||Shiraz||2009||Challenge International du Vin||2012||Silver|
|Jaraman||Shiraz||2009||Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Comp||2011||Silver|
|Jaraman||Shiraz||2009||San Francisco International Wine Competition||2011||Gold|
|Jaraman||Shiraz||2009||Femmes et Vin du Monde Concours International||2011||Gold /Nova|
|Jaraman||Shiraz||2009||Vinalies Internationales Paris||2012||Silver|
|Jaraman||Shiraz||2009||Concours Mondial du Bruxelles||2011||Gold|
|Jaraman||Shiraz||2009||Royal Hobart Wine Show||2011||55||Silver|
|Jaraman||Shiraz||2009||Monde Selections International Wine Contest||2012||Gold|
|Jaraman||Shiraz||2009||Japan Wine Challenge||2011||Silver|
|Jaraman||Shiraz||2009||New Zealand International Wine Show||2011||18a||Gold|
|Jaraman||Shiraz||2009||Perth Royal Wine Show||2011||40||Gold|
Reviews for 0
Coffs Coast Advocate, July 2011
Wine. Three of the Best
A beautiful, rounded vanilla flavoured first mouthful of this wine had me captured from the start. Great intensity, lovely intense rich berry flavours and an opportunity to cellar for eight years will make this a favourite for those who like to cellar wines. It's great now, but has the potential to be brilliant later. Invest in the future.
Lindsay Saunders, Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, July 2011
The Plonk Test
This week we've two winners from the Wakefield stable, starting with this shiraz, a gold medalist at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. We're not impressed by medals on bottles so much as what's in them and this is a mighty fine red - spicy, currant, a real mouth-filler.
Rob Geddes, The Australian Wine Vintages 2012 Gold Book, July 2011
Top 100 Wines - Wakefield
Blends McLaren Vale and Clare Valley giving ripe blackberry and earth with the palate showing degrees of savoury development and sweet with lavish mocha choco oak finished with soft tannins.
Destination Food, August 2011
Everyone's dad wants the best for them...so why not do the same for him? The 2009 Jaraman Shiraz is jam-packed with delicious ripe dark berry fruit and chocolate flavours with a subtle hint of spice; sure to be a hit with any dad. Recently awarded gold at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, this rich and mouth filling red is a blend of highest quality fruit from the Clare Valley and McLaren Vale.
The Wine Wankers, October 2011
I used to drink a fair bit of Taylors in the UK - somewhat unknowingly as it was under the Wakefield brand. Wakefield is one of Australia's First Families of Wine, and its Jaraman label represents those wines made with a cross-regional composition. This being 80% Clare and 20% McLaren Vale fruit. Black and brooding, the wine spends a fair bit of time in oak - 12 months, all American, 10% new, 80% 1-3 years old (can only assume the remaining 10% is 3+ years). The oak is evident on the nose, along with some coffee-mocha and plum. Entry shows a wine that's medium-full bodied, certainly not thick and syrupy like some you encounter. Further fruit encountered on the palate: cherry, red berries and a touch of cassis. The finish is decent too, some residual oak and vanilla an initial entree to further red fruit; a touch of warmth at the back of the throat a little noticeable - a product of its vintage - but not distracting. All up fair persistence of flavour - a continuance of some tannic presence. An all round easy drinker. You'll certainly find this wine cheaper than its RRP and its often a feature on many by the glass wine lists.
Australian Wine Annual, November 2011
Quite baked, with a spicy, peppery expression of dark berry and plum flavours given sweetness and depth courtesy of some charry, mocha oak. Supported by fine, bony tannins, it's quite meaty and fainty briary, with some iodine-like undertones. It should flesh out a little over the shorter term.
Cracka Wines, November 2011
The Wakefield Jaraman range is about taking the best of the Clare Valley Shiraz and complementing it with another region to add another dimension. In this case the McLaren Vale gets a look in and the results are stunningly good. Full of aromas of plums, red berries and violets as well as rich chocolate and complexing oak before a rich mouthfilling palate with dark berries chocolate and spice as well as coffee grounds. ItÆs nicely balanced with good tannins and a really good length. This is steak territory for sure.
James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, November 2011
This is a wine that has gained complexity rather than simple depth and power from the blend of two regions, and works very well, the flavours and textures seamlessly held together, the Clare with plum and blackberry, McLaren Vale with dark chocolate and some savoury notes; the tannin structure is especially pleasing.
The Wine Gang, March 2013
An unusual cross-regional blend from two renowned Shiraz regions, aged in larger American oak barrels, only 10% of them new. That gives a relatively background spice, toast and coffee note over very sumptuous, minty black fruit with little earthy, gamey nuances. A really lovely palate has suede-like, smooth tannins and creamy black fruit, with enough spice and grip to roughen the edges.