Orange produces medium weight shiraz, and proudly so. Our 2014 ‘Jack’s Lot’ is deep crimson, with red edges. Red fruits; liquorice; woodspice; plums and violets lead the aromatic charge. Sure-footed and agile – this is not built as a blockbuster – rather, a wine that seeks to tell a story rather than finish it. The palate reinforces the message – brightness, and red-fruit acidity allow the just ripe fruit to speak of the cool-climate. Absolute respect for fruit from the winemaker.
It’s not opaque, but it is serious. Intense notes of white pepper; woodspice; and mulberries. Fragrant and generous. A Northern Rhone sensibility (Hermitage) adorns this wine.
Lovely rich straw colour from centre to rim – it’s erudite and refined. It has a tease of citrus, and a hint of dried-herbs with fine ribs flowing from an acid spine.
Vibrant purple – the colour more the sum than its parts. Red fruits and a brooding core in concert with oak-derived spice. Its strength is through its subtlety.
Cranberries and BRIGHT red cherries – overtly aromatic, and compelling before it’s sipped.There’s no identity crisis here – unmistakable FRANC – the fruit sits proudly above all else.