Stanton & Killeen Jack’s Block Shiraz 2000

80 points

Rutherglen, Victoria. 14%

Rutherglen occasionally produced outstanding dry red wines (in addition to the fortified muscats it is famous for). In the 60s and 70s there were wonderful wines such as Wynns Ovens Valley ‘Burgundy’ and Baileys ‘Hermitage’.

This wine however is not great. Mild fruit dominated a bit by added acid. It’s hard too say if age has really benefitted this wine, in some ways yes in others no. It has some yummy aged shiraz flavour but marred by some hard raspberry flavour due I think to the acid. There is also some oxidation. Don’t age it anymore.

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