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Cape Jaffa La Lune Shiraz

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

This top dog shiraz from Cape Jaffa is full of 'feel good; factor. It's produced biodynamically and organically, and it's not half bad, either. Aromas of spiced black fruits, anise and cracked pepper adorn the nose, whilst the palate is more medium-bodied and graceful, with lush dark berries and cherries, fine, lacy tannins, and a dry, super-silky finish. It should kick on for another 5-years, but it would be awesome with a rich lamb dish.

Winemaker's Notes

Brooding dark berry aromas on the nose with enticing spicy notes and hints of black pepper.

A full bodied but elegant wine with rich sweet fruit and silky tannins. Finishes super smooth with great length of flavour.

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Cape Jaffa La Lune Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Deep colour, vivid purple hue; loaded with essency ripe black fruits, sea salt, nutmeg and clove; the palate is full-bodied, firm and spicy, with lingering ample black fruits providing flesh to the structure.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
The biodynamic viticultural background in all the Cape Jaffa wines is emphasised by the cloth labels, the name and the Diam cork, the heavyweight bottle out of sync. Deeply coloured, rich and intense, this is in fact a high-quality shiraz, opulence balanced by spicy notes and good acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
They've been harvesting grapes according to the phases of the moon for more than a decade at Gape Jaffa ... hence the name of this wine, La Lune. (Which is much like the name Mattinson has for Walsh: La Looney.) Radically fresh and bright - it's like a pep-talk in a bottle. It tastes of orange peel and dark cherries, plums and various spices. It has very fine, sophisticated tannin, lots of juicy acidity and sundry notes of chicory and woodsmoke. Goes without saying - it's a complex drop.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Light colour; pleasant light- to medium-bodied wine, with red and black fruits and an overcoat of vanilla oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
88
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
This is a new range from Cape Jaffa dedicated to 100 per cent biodynamically grown wine grapes - the start of a trend, we suspect. We love the cut of this wine's jib. It's wild but intense. It tastes of pepper, deli meats, dark cherries and woodspice and comes complete with a beautiful slip of integrated, toasty, cedarwood-like oak. Please either decant it or cellar it. Quite lovely.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
93

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