Jasper Hill 2012 Georgia's Paddock Shiraz (Heathcote)
2015
Cellar Selection
95 Points Cellar Selection

When the alcohol levels are reined in to appropriate levels, this can be one of Australia's top Shiraz. The 2012 is a stunning example of balance and finesse, combining youthful scents of cassis and toasty oak with floral elements. There's ample weight and texture yet silky elegance at the same time, while already complex notes of orange pekoe and black currant are sure to gain even more with five or 10 years of cellaring. Drink 2020–2030.

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  • Alcohol
    13.5%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    Old Bridge Cellars
  • Date Published
    10/1/2015
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
2015
Joe Czerwinski
Czerwinski has been a wine journalist, editor and taster for over a decade and is a regular wine panelist, speaker and educator for events and organizations worldwide.
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