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2016 Jeanneret Rank & File Shiraz

Retail
$27.50
Member
$23.38

Varieties
Shiraz
Vintage
2016
Country
Australia
Region
Clare Valley
Alcohol
14.9%
Bottle size
750 mL
Description

Dark. Dark and inky in the glass which immediately tells a bit of a story about the intensity of this wine. The nose is pretty but no shrinking violet – though it does smell a bit like violets. Violets and plums with just enough oak to add a further dimension. The wine’s impossibly soft, juicy, silky and seamless. It’s rich, it’s round, it’s long, it’s velvety. It’s really, really delightful. It’s delicious.

Winemaking Notes

Fermentation temperature: 25°C
Time on lees: 7 months
Time in oak: 14 months
Time on skins: 24 days

Growing Conditions

Harvest date: 16-18/2/2016, 25/2/2016, 28/2/2016, 1/3/2016, 3-4/3/20106, 10/3/2016, 18/3/2016
Vineyard location: Sevenhill, Stanley Flat, Armagh
Elevation: 375-510m
Growing season rainfall: 444mm
Pre-harvest diurnal range: 14.1°C

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Awards

Title
Gold Outstanding
Year
2018
Event
International Wine & Spirits Competition

Reviews

Australian Wine Showcase Award - Professional

February 28, 2018 13:30

93

Nick's Wine Merchant - Professional

Now donning a largely unrecognizable orange label this long time customer favourite is as good as ever. Ben Jeanneret calls this curiously named wine ‘Rank & File’. It’s what Shiraz represents to him – the heart and soul of the Australian wine industry. Sourced from some of the best low yielding, old vine vineyards in Clare, the fruit for this wine was matured in a mixture of French and American oak of which 16% was new for 14 months. Rich, dense and powerful, this is a swashbuckling Clare Valley Shiraz. Magnificent density of colour displaying an impenetrable inky black core and a very deep dark purple black hue. Sniffing offers up an intense aromatic profile of black plum, liquorice and black cherries over toasty vanillin cedar and spicy pepper notes. Showing off Rank & File’s hallmark flamboyance and richness this big, lavish Clare Shiraz is swamped with opulent blackberry liqueur, liquorice, dark plum and luscious black cherry flavours which are supported by underlying toasty vanillin cedar and spicy pepper characters. There’s a sturdiness to the tannins which impart a slight sense of chewiness to the finish, yet they appear almost velvet like beneath the tidal waves of black fruit. Superb concentration and power with a long spicy conclusion of blackberry liqueur, liquorice, luscious black cherries, toasty oak and black pepper.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.

96

Sam Kim
Wine Orbit - Professional

It is splendidly expressed on the nose showing black/blueberry, mint chocolate, toasted hazelnut and warm spice aromas, leading to a sumptuous palate that offers excellent depth of flavour and velvety mouthfeel. The wine is opulent and brimming with delicious flavours. At its best: 2019 to 2026.

95


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