2018 Laughing Jack Jack's Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

Textbook Barossa Shiraz here - rich and plush with a delicious black fruit core.  Bargain!



About The Wine

The Jack's Shiraz is the perfect entry point into the classic Barossa wines of Laughing Jack and Shawn Kalleske.

Assembled from selected premium vineyards across the region, this is the softest, most approachable Shiraz in their range built to offer immediate enjoyment as well as to have the ability to age for up to a decade.

It's a lush, red-fruited heart-warming Shiraz that is Barossa Valley to its core.

About Laughing Jack

The Laughing Jack wines are a family affair that began in the Barossa Valley in 1999.

The Kalleske family are all involved here: parents Ian & Carol Kalleske alongside sons Nathan, Damon and Shawn who is the winemaker/grapegrower and general Jack of all trades in the winery.

They have multiple vineyard across the region with their winery located in Marananga. These are honest, robust Barossa wines that show all the generosity and flavour that the region is famous for.

Winemaker Shawn Kalleske
Winemaker Shawn Kalleske
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer


2018 Jack’s Shiraz was sourced from the family’s Greenock, Moppa Hill & Marananga vineyards. 78% Greenock fruit with a good percentage from Hill Block, which is planted on red-brown earth over red clay to 3ft, then hits the bluestone formation of the hill. 18% from Moppa Block 8 which is sandy soil over orange-red clay with thick gravely quartz stone scattered throughout soil profile. For the first time from the calcareous soils of the Marananga vineyard an inclusion of 4%.

The grapes were de-stemmed and whole berries transferred into open top fermenters. 60% was made in 5 & 8 tonne open tops with 3 pumpovers per day. 40% made in small 3 tonne open tops with hand plunging three times per day. Both receiving an occasional rack and return to chillers for cooling only. After fermentation the wine was then drained to oak barrels and skins were hand dug out of the fermenters into the basket press.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Shawn in the vineyard
Shawn in the vineyard
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Black and red fruits, sweet baking spices, dark chocolate and subtle toasty oak. Full-bodied, but not heavy, as such, good energy to the wine with plenty of dark cherry and chocolate, a little sage and dried herb, gentle grip from grainy tannin, and a lively finish of good length. Really hits the mark. Excellent." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Halliday Wine Companion

"Estate-grown fruit, 78% Greenock, 18% Moppa, 4% Marananga. No whole bunches. Matured 22 months in 3% new French, 58% seasoned French, 2% new American and 30% seasoned American oak hogsheads and 7% seasoned French oak barriques. Unfined and unfiltered. 3670 dozen. If the old adage that every estate should be judged on its entry-level wine is true, the Kalleske family's Laughing Jack is in jovial form. Bright red and black fruits are set to a classic Barossa backdrop of mettwurst, with French oak sensitively deployed to lend more structure than flavour. Fine tannins will see it out for some years yet." - Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion)


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