Shiraz 2009


Region: Clare Valley & McLaren Vale
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Rich and voluptuous McLaren Vale fruit is married to the intense, ripe and lightly peppered berry fruit of the Clare Valley.

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Wine Colour
On release, the wine is a deep opaque red colour to the centre with ruby hues to the edges.

Wine Bouquet
There are lifted aromas of spice, plum, red berries and violets along with chocolate and subtle cigar-box characters from the oak maturation.

Wine Palate
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.
Acidity: 6.37 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.9%
PH: 3.65
Region: Clare Valley & McLaren Vale
Residual Sugar: 0.59 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Jaraman Shiraz 2009 Concours Mondial du Bruxelles 2011 Gold
Jaraman Shiraz 2009 New Zealand International Wine Show 2011 18a Gold
Jaraman Shiraz 2009 San Francisco International Wine Competition 2011 Gold
Jaraman Shiraz 2009 Perth Royal Wine Show 2011 40 Gold
Jaraman Shiraz 2009 Monde Selections International Wine Contest 2012 Gold
Jaraman Shiraz 2009 Femmes et Vin du Monde Concours International 2011 Gold /Nova
Jaraman Shiraz 2009 Challenge International du Vin 2012 Silver
Jaraman Shiraz 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 Silver
Jaraman Shiraz 2009 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Comp 2011 Silver
Jaraman Shiraz 2009 Royal Hobart Wine Show 2011 55 Silver
Jaraman Shiraz 2009 Syrah Du Monde 2011 Silver
Jaraman Shiraz 2009 Japan Wine Challenge 2011 Silver
Jaraman Shiraz 2009 Vinalies Internationales Paris 2012 Silver

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  • Wine. Three of the Best
    Jaraman Shiraz 2009

    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.

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  • The Plonk Test
    Jaraman Shiraz 2009

    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.

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  • Top 100 Wines - Wakefield
    Jaraman Shiraz 200992 points

    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.

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  • Jaraman Shiraz 2009

    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.

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  • On the Grape Vine
    Jaraman Shiraz 2009

    John Fordham, Sunday Telegraph, August 2011

    On the Grape Vine
    Beaut Clare Valley - McLaren Vale blend that delivers rich, mouth-filling enjoyment.

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  • Jaraman Shiraz 2009

    The Wine Wankers, October 2011

    I used to drink a fair bit of Wakefield 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.

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  • Jaraman Shiraz 200987/100

    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.

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  • Jaraman Shiraz 200980/100

    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.

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  • Jaraman Shiraz 200993

    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.

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  • March Report
    Jaraman Shiraz 2009

    The Wine Gang, March 2013

    March Report
    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.

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