Friday, 12 December 2008

Gipsie Jack Shiraz 2006

Gipsie Jack Shiraz 2006 (Langhorne Creek, SA)
$18, Cork

A joint venture of John Glaetzer & Ben Potts, this is not a bad wine and I reckon if you could pick it up for $15 you would be on to a good thing.

Its a treacly, purpley red colour, with a nose of raisins, dark chocolate, and a whiff of Bundaberg rum to match the background volatility. On the palate its blocky and characteristically Langhorne, with that dark chocolate textural element that is always prevalent in the John's Blend wines. My major quibble is with the hot and spiky back end. The bitter acidity sears, the alcohol burns, ruining the lovely flow pretty quickly. Still, there is alot to like here, especially if you don't mind a bit of spirit in your drinks. 16.1

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