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      2012 Pepperjack Shiraz

      6x750ml Bottles | RRP: $29.95 | $29.95 | Cracka Rating: 4/524

      Producer: Pepperjack Type: Red Varietal: Shiraz Region: Barossa Valley, SA

      Our Price: $209.94 per case (6)
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      • This is a good value wine for lovers of bold, fleshy styles of shiraz. 
        Cracka Wine Rating80
      • The Pepperjack range is a tribute to the Barossa's rich heritage. Our winemaking team has respect for traditional winemaking techniques and is also dynamic and imaginative. The Pepperjack winemakers are conscious of modern wine styles, and are creating wines that reflect our passion for this special region. The Pepperjack wines are rich and honest -showcasing the Barossa's outstanding qualities.

      • Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says:

        This fine, polished shiraz is quite a departure for this label. Its sweet, violet-like fragrance of small black and red berries, cedar/vanilla oak and dusty, herbal undertones precedes a long, elegant palate of medium to full body. Supported by fine, velvety tannins, it?s juicy and evenly measured, smooth and supple.

        Best Drinking: 2016-2019
        The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition

        Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says:

        A fine shiraz of genuine regional and varietal identity. A bright, spicy and lightly floral bouquet of blackberries, cassis, violets and chocolatey oak reveals a hint of menthol, while its smooth, generous palate marries deep, juicy flavour with sweet oak and rather polished, pliant and approachable tannins. Very drinkable right now, without a hard edge in sight.

        Best Drinking: 2015-2018+
        The Australian Wine Annual 2013

        James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says:

        Deep colour; dark and brooding, with masses of black fruit, charry oak and intriguing floral high notes; the palate, while dense, is nimble, with bright acidity, vibrant black fruit and just a suggestion of toasty oak on the finish; almost clinically precise.

        Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011

        Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says:

        Generous, ripe and early-drinking, with a dark, spirity and rather spicy presence of faintly cooked and jammy dark berries, plums and chocolate/vanilla oak. It's forward and spirity, with a rich presence of fruit backed by lamb fat-like characters, but finishes slightly short and lacking genuine freshness.

        The Australian Wine Annual 2012

        James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says:

        Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010

        Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says:

        The Pepperjack reds are one of the sales winners of the modern era - drinkers love 'em, and it's easy to see why. They taste yum, and it's a good name for a brand too. They're an arm of the historic Saltram winery. Gorgeously fresh red wine. It's uncomplicated but ever so more-ish - not too heavy, but not too cute. We got a shock when we saw the alcohol level - you wouldn't pick it. Has balance written all over it. Flavours of plums, mint and sawdust. We just love it.

        The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010

        James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says:

        Solid, full-bodied wine with plenty of ripe fruit flavour, but not much finesse

        Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009

        James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says:

        Deep colour; full-bodied, powerful palate with blackberry, prune, plum and some savoury notes; should repay extended cellaring.

        Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008

        Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says:

        Honest and generous, with a ripe, jammy expression of red and black berries, cassis, plums and sweet, lightly toasty vanilla oak and meaty, mocha-like undertones. Soft and juicy, its forward, approachable palate has a gentle structure and a lingering finish of dark fruits, cloves and licorice. Just lacks the length and intensity for a higher rating.

        Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009

        Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says:

        The best thing about these Pepperjack reds is that they're widely distributed, and so shouldn't be hard to find. They're almost always good, but I'm particularly taken by these 2006s. 2006 RELEASE For delivery of ripe, dark, satisfying red wine flavour, it's hard to pass this by. It's a soft, cuddly, welcoming red wine, rich with blackberry and chocolate-like flavour and then warm and creamy through the finish. I think the technical term is 'winter warmer'. This hits the spot just right. DRINK 2008-2015.

        The Big Red Wine Book 2008

        James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says:

        Deep, dense purple-red; abundant blackberry and prune fruit coupled with some licorice; overall tannin and oak extract well-handled.

        Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007

        Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says:

        An honest juicy and slightly meaty shiraz whose musky, meaty dank berry and plum-like fruit tends to rely on its coconut/vanilla oak for sweetness and smoothness. Moderately vibrant, it lacks great length and cellaring potential.

        Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007

        James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says:

        A seductive, succulent red wine, the viognier Gold medal Sydney Wine Show '06.

        Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006

        Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says:

        A typically honest, generous and slightly jammy Barossa shiraz with a minty, menthol-like fragrance of sweet red berries, plums and cedar/vanilla oak. Its bright, vibrant palate of sweet red and black berry confiture and sweet oak is framed by firmish, fine tannins, finishing long and persistent.

        Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006

        James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says:

        Medium-bodied; mainstream Barossa style; supple blackberry fruit and vanilla all merge.

        Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005

        James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says:

        Rich, warm blackberry, plum and chocolate; soft, ripe tannins; positive oak.

        Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005

        Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says:

        Rather a cooked, stewy expression of Barossa shiraz whose meaty, earthy aromas of dark plums and blackberries reveal a hint of pepper and a lot of assertive, creamy vanilla oak. Plump and generous, it's packed with plenty of concentrated fruit, but falls away towards a lean and slightly metallic finish. It's a little out of balance, but will please many.

        Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005

        Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says:

        Sound, honest shiraz with a pungent, earthy and chocolate-like aroma of spicy plums and berries. Ripe and forward, lacking great length and structure; a shorter-term and slightly green-edged wine.

        Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004

        James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says:

        Blackberry, black cherry and plum; good structure; lingering tannins and neat oak.

        Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

        James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says:

        Medium red-purple; the moderately intense bouquet has sweet cherry fruit supported by subtle oak; the palate has abundant richness and concentration in ripe fruit flavours, finishing with soft tannins.

        Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003

        James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says:

        Medium red-purple; the moderately intense, clean bouquet seems to open up and grow in fragrance as the wine airs; the palate has good substance with honest fruit, oak and tannins.

        Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002

        James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says:

        Medium red-purple; a moderately intense, clean bouquet, then a soft palate with ripe, savoury/chocolatey fruit, finishing with soft tannins. Minimal oak influence throughout.

        Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002

        James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says:

        Medium red-purple; the bouquet is clean and sweet, with red berry/cherry fruit and subtle oak. The palate is as clean, smooth and sweet as the bouquet suggests, replete with soft, velvety tannins. A most appealing commercial red wine. fault-free commercial Chardonnay, soothing rather than exciting

        Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
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