Dark in color with a nose of black berries and a bit of an earthy tone coming through. Maybe even some oak. On the mid pallet this wine has some deep rich black berry flavors to match the nose. It’s almost a touch jammy in texture. The wine is medium in finish with some oak, some pepper and some spicy notes coming through. This is more of a fruit forward shiraz. Alcohol is well in check. We paired it with a steak and it went ok. Held it’s own. I woud give this wine an 88 or so. Not a bad wine but nothing earth shatteringly yummy either.
From the LCBO web site:
JIP JIP ROCKS SHIRAZ 2009 VINTAGES 673897 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 16.95
Wine, Red Wine 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : D
Made in: South Australia, Australia By: Morambro Creek
Release Date: Jan 7, 2012
Description This wine has won a multiple Gold and Silver Medals in competitions around the world.
Tasting Note Also outstanding, the 2009 Shiraz reveals a judicious touch of oak that provides an attractive spicy component that complements the blackberry and black currant fruit in the aromas and flavors. Full-bodied yet fresh and lively, without the alcoholic and oaky heaviness that sometime interfere with the appreciation of southern Australian wines, it should provide pleasure over the next several years. Score – 90. (Robert Parker Jr., erobertparker.com, August 2010).