2018 Jericho Wines The Chase Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

A fresh yet rich Shiraz from a family-owned producer in McLaren Vale



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About The Wine

The Jericho Wines The Chase Shiraz is described by the winery as not being "shy" about its McLaren Vale roots, and we have to agree.

Showing a combination of red and blue fruits on first whiff, the freshness of the bouquet is evident. These fruity tones are balanced by spice and savoury tones – black pepper, meatiness, tobacco, clove – as well as some violet florals. Aged for 12 months in 30% new and 70% seasoned French oak, the cedar notes complement the fruit and add to the grippy tannins.

While it's looking lovely right now, you can enjoy The Chase Shiraz with a few more years of cellaring.

About Jericho

Jericho is one of the most exciting emerging producers in South Australia, consistently churning out delicious, characterful and brilliantly priced wines in all styles.

Family owned and run, with experienced winemaker Neil Jericho at the helm, they source both traditional and alternative varieties from various vineyards around McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. Neil sums up the Jericho philosophy: “in every wine I like to see varietal flavour and character. I don’t want to overpower the fruit with oak. It’s got to be in balance, with nothing sticking out. They’ve got to be drinkable!”

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Jericho Wines chief winemaker, Neil Jericho
Jericho Wines chief winemaker, Neil Jericho
Jericho Winery, Adelaide Hills, SA
Additional Info

From the Producer

Wine Notes

Crushed straight to an open fermenter, this wine spends just over a week fermenting on skins, the ideal amount of time to extract the perfect amount of grippy yet fine tannin to complement the oak programme. Aged for 12 months in 30% new French barriques, and 70% seasoned oak, the delicate oak spice is subtle and complementary, never overpowering the fruit.


This steep southern facing site gives this vineyard a cooler and slower ripening aspect. Shallow black soils, single cordon and low cropping levels of 2 tonne per acre, ensures the vines are well balanced. The resulting fruit has intense varietal and complex fruit flavours.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Neil Jericho out in the vineyard
Neil Jericho out in the vineyard
Adelaide Hills, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Single vineyard McLaren Vale shiraz from the Duck Chase Vineyard at Seaview. Matured in new and old French oak. 20 months in bottle prior to release. "Beautiful. Flawless. Generous and refined at once. Plum, boysenberry, redcurrant and assorted fragrant/florally herbs. Cedarwood, polished, tucked in. It feels juicy and free yet it has good shape, thanks to a fine latticework of unobtrusive tannin. Spot on is the verdict." Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Halliday Wine Companion

"A deep crimson and a richer style than the fresher, easier-going wines of Jericho's stable. Judicious oak, the fruit riper (but still fresh) yet undeniably of the Seaview subzone. Violet, clove, blueberry, iodine and tapenade are pushed to a long peppery finish by a force of personality as much as the inherent freshness of the wine." Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)


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