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2003 Jasper Hill ‘Georgia’s Paddock’ Shiraz

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    Jasper Hill
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Established in 1975 by Ron and Elva Laughton, Jasper Hill producers some of Australia’s most compelling and sought after wines. Located at Heathcote in Central Victoria on ancient Cambrian soils-deep, red coloured, well drained gravely loams on undulating hillsides. These support low-vigour vine growth without the need for supplementary irrigation.

The wines are produced entirely on the estate using organic and biodynamic principles. Inter row mulching and self made organic compost is used to improve soil organic matter. This allows greater bio-diversity in micro flora and fauna, supporting large earthworm populations beneficial for natural soil fertility. Following these principles no synthetic chemicals have ever been applied to the soils or vines. Vines are grown on un-grafted root-stock and non irrigated, expressing flavours and characteristics natural to their variety and terroir. Grown at elevations of 1000 feet the vines benefit from warm days but cool nights, imperative for natural acid retention and structure. None of the wines from Jasper Hill vineyards has even been acid adjusted at any stage. These are natural wines of striking purity. With more than 35 vintages to their credit, these wines have a long established record for ageing gracefully with careful cellaring.

Tasting Notes

94 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
This wine is spectacularly concentrated and represents an exceptional expression of cooler climate Australian Shiraz. The 2003 Shiraz Georgia’s Paddock exhibits an inky/blue/purple color along with a big, sweet nose of lead pencil shavings interwoven with charcoal, blackberries, cassis, licorice, and a touch of oak. This larger than life, multi-layered, intense, pure Shiraz possesses supple tannin, giving it a certain accessibility even though it will have 10-15 years of aging potential.

2003 Jasper Hill ‘Georgia’s Paddock’ Shiraz