Geoff Merrill Jacko's Blend Shiraz, McLaren Vale
Jacko's Shiraz is classic Geoff Merrill, expressive of varietal and place. There is a generosity and a complexity to this wine achieved by a hands-off approach. The long ageing time in barrel integrates the oak beautifully, resulting in smooth Shiraz full of berry and spice.
"Matured for 24 months in American oak (20% new). A deliciously fresh and vibrant wine underlining just how great the '12 vintage was. Multifaceted red and black berry fruits are juicy, yet have ample texture and structure. This will continue to cruise along for another decade at least."
95 points, James Halliday