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Jaraman

Shiraz 2019

The luscious elegance of the Clare Valley fruit marries superbly with the slightly peppery fruit from McLaren Vale.

Member Price
$28.90
$173.40 / case
Standard Price
$34.00
$204.00 / case
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Reviews

  • Chistopher Waters, The Globe and Mail

    25 Aug 2021
    91 Points
    ...rich and flavourful red with a lot of Australian personality… ripe and intense fruit flavours… Drink now to 2030.
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Previous Vintages 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Region Clare Valley 59% + McLaren Vale 41%
Colour At release, the wine has a deep cerise red colour to the centre with a vibrant purple hue to the edges
Nose There are lifted aromas of black plum and blackberry fruit along with a hint of coffee bean and spice.
Palate This is a luscious wine with layers of flavours of dark berry fruit, ripe cherries and plum along with attractive oak characters of roasted coffee beans and spice. Overall, the wine is well balanced with well-integrated tannins providing the palate with firm structure and persistent length.
Vintage Conditions The growing season leading up to vintage 2019 saw lower than average winter and spring rainfall. This, along with some hail and frost events, affected yields overall. There were some extreme weather conditions during the growing season, including the lowest temperature recorded in spring and the highest ever temperature in summer, but overall, the vines showed great resilience and wine quality is strong with intense flavours and colours across the classic Clare Valley varieties. In McLaren Vale, the conditions leading up to vintage 2019 were dry. These conditions, in combination with a hail event in November and hot weather in January and February resulted in both an overall reduction in harvest yields along with a corresponding increase in fruit flavour profiles intensity.
Oak Maturation The wine was matured in a mixture of coopers’ American oak hogsheads (30% 1 year old and 70% 2-3 year old for an average of 12 months before being bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 6.73
PH: 3.50
Residual Sugar: 0.70
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
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  • Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot

    Nov 2021
    94 Points
    This super shiraz comes from Clare and McLaren Val. Deep earthy rip plummy notes on the nose with a sumptuous rich and generous palate structure. Dark chocolate and spices with a slightly peppery nuance. Plush powerhouse that will happily cellar for some years.
  • Ray Jordan, The West Australian

    Jan 2022
    94 Points
    This super shiraz comes from Clare and McLaren Vale. Deep, earthy, ripe plummy notes on the nose with a sumptuous rich and generous palate structure. Dark chocolate and spices with a slightly peppery nuance. Plush powerhouse that will happily cellar for some years.
  • Natalie Maclean, Natalie Maclean

    Aug 2021
    93 Points
    Jaraman Shiraz 2019 is sooo good! Deep dark ruby glass, the Jaraman is a smoky, full-bodied Shiraz produced from a blend of 70% Clare Valley grapes with the balance sourced from the Mclaren Vale. The wine was matured in American oak casks. Look for smoky, spicy dark cherry, dark berry compote and pepper spice flavours on this South Australia beauty. Pour with grilled meats.
  • Aaron Brasher, The Real Review

    Sep 2021
    92 Points
    Youthful and bright in the glass. Lifted aromas of mulberry, satsuma plum, dried flowers, coffee grounds, spice and a lick of vanilla oak. Full, rich and dark-flavoured, plum, mulberry, black cherry, bitter chocolate and mint. The tannins are firm, savoury and grippy and provide the right cut and balance
  • Michael Godel, Wine Align

    Aug 2021
    91 Points
    Jaraman is a range of wines and in shiraz combines (72 percent) Clare Valley with Mclaren Vale for a joint South Australian stunner. The word Jaraman is a dialectical Aboriginal term for horse or for the Taylor family a seahorse, owing to an ancient seabed's fossilized creatures found in the Taylor family's Clare Valley property. The coming together of variegated fruits, at once blue and then also reddish black is combed by layers of acidities more Clare than Mclaren Vale. Vibrant shiraz defined and all parts thick as thieves for one of their great mono-varietal designs. Will surely improve in bottle. Drink 2022-2026.
  • Ted McIntyre, The Lush Life

    Aug 2021
    91 Points
    Here's a multi-layer, flavour-packed South Australia shiraz. There's a peppery spice and light eucalyptus that comes from the Mclaren Vale portion of this wine, while the concentration of dark red fruit and blueberry flavours is primarily derived from the Clare Valley. A hot 2019 growing season has added to the density of the profile. The oak contributes a little coffee and chocolate to the mix, but there's plenty of acidity to prevent the final recipe from seeming too heavy or jammy. There's a healthy 14.5% alcohol too, bit it's well integrated, as are the tannins. Just a really well balanced wine overall. Should make for a great gift for red wine lovers, given the value for the dollar and layers of full-bodied enjoyment. Drink it now, or cellar it for 5+ years.
  • Chistopher Waters, The Globe and Mail

    Aug 2021
    91 Points
    The Jaraman label blends shiraz (syrah) grapes grown in Mclaren Vale and Clare Valley to make a rich and flavourful red with a lot of Australian personality. Mclaren Vale is well known for ripe and luscious red wines, while the Clare shiraz style is typically spicier and more complex. You can see the effect of both regions here, with ripe and intense fruit flavours rounded out by olive tapenade and peppery notes. There are also cedar and vanilla notes that were contributed by aging in oak barrels. Drink now to 2030.
  • Stuart Knox, The Real Review

    Mar 2021
    90 Points
    Opaque core to a deep ruby-red rim. Choc-mint and blackberry compote. Deep and dark fruit on the palate, layered with oak spice and earthen notes. Good length and drive if a little minty at the finish.
  • David Lawrason, Wine Align

    Aug 2021
    89 Points
    Jaraman combines fruit from two marginally cooler regions - Mclaren Vale and Clare Valley... So it has this slimmer feel - not green or light, but actually lithe, with good acidity and fine tannin. Aromas and flavours show ripe slightly candied berry/cherry fruit with a hint of green peppercorn and oak mocha chocolate. There is some sweetness on the palate; tannins are quite fine. The length is very good.
  • Ronn Weigand, Restaurant Wine

    Oct 2021
    5 Stars
    The 2019 Shiraz an outstanding wine: very ripe and distinct in character (blackberry jam, plum, black pepper, red licorice, toast, cedar), it is supple, quite rich, very well balanced, and long and full on the finish. Still has tannin; warrants at least 2 more years of aging. Aged 12 months in American oak casks. 59% Clare Valley, 41% McLaren Vale.