2016 Laughing Jack Carl Albert Shiraz

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Intense single vineyard Barossa Shiraz from one of the highest sites in the area.
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A big, rich, chocolatey Barossa Shiraz that energises rather than deadens. A glass and half will not be enough.

Fruit comes from the Moppa Hill at a height of close to 400m - it is one of the few Barossa vineyards with an excellent view!

The top three barrels only go into making only about 80 dozen of the Carl Albert. It has a panoply of flavours including licorice, black cherry and dark plum, and while firm and rich in its youth, it has excellent lift and acidity.

A truly enjoyable bottle of great Barossa Shiraz.

Carl Albert Shiraz is sourced from Block 4, a 4 acre single vineyard on the eastern slopes of Moppa Hill, located in the Barossa Valley. This vineyard has an altitude of almost 400m which makes it the highest vineyard on the western side of the Barossa, a somewhat cooler site in a warmer region. The soil is very stony red-brown earth with ironstone fragments over friable red-orange clay. With crop levels generally low, the 16 vintage produced a total of 14 barrels from this site with only strict criteria choosing 3 barrels for bottling.

Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Blend: Shiraz (100%)
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96 Points - "A palate-staining, brooding wine of immense potential, this carpacious shiraz was basket-pressed to abundant oak, transferring a riff of coffee grind, a whiff of vanilla and ample bitter chocolate to smoked meat barrel ferment aromas. Dark bitter cherry, raspberry and damson plum, lifted by a reductive clench of violet and an earthen note of ground spice, from a varietal signpost of pepper, to clove, cardamon and Chinese five-spice. Far from OTT, this has thrust of glycerol and parry of freshness across the back-end." - Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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    Big shiraz from barossa, a real treat

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