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Yes, a new style of wine for Jasper Hill. From a small plot of 11 year old vines in a corner of Georgias Paddock. We have been experimenting with it for a few vintages, producing 40 dozen in 1997. We drank most of that but allowed its debut with the balance in a couple of Melbourne restaurants. This year we have 120 cases. Full-on richness from ripe fruit coupled with new French oak barrel fermentation at warm temperatures on solids, lees contact and full malolactic fermentation. Creamy, tropical characters, a real mouthful. 13.0% alcohol.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - August 2007
Gold colour. Toasty/ tropical fruit/ banana aromas. Sweet toasty/ lemon curd/ banana flavours. Oily oak dominated palate. 73 points.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 8th August 2017
Medium brassy colour. Flinty matchstick, lemon curd, tonic water aromas with underlying savoury almost cedar like notes. Well concentrated tonic water, lime squash flinty flavours, fine pronounced acidity and cedar oak. Ok to drink but clumsy. 13% Alc 86 points - Now