Jasper Hill Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 2005 (Organic) ~ Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
James Halliday, 94 /100
Jeremy Oliver, 93 /100
Stephen Tanzer, 93 /100
Wine Spectator, 91 /100
Wine Enthusiast, 90 /100
Organic. These wines have impeccable provenance having been stored in temperature controlled bonded wine storage from release.
Andrew Jefford, Decanter (August 2013) ~ "No Shiraz in Australia has reflected its site and its vintage with more fidelity down the years than Ron Laughton's Jasper Hill, the wine which first sprung a spotlight onto Heathcote."
Joe Czerwinski, Wine Magazine ~ "This is a charming paradox of a wine, one that manages to be full-bodied and creamy-textured without being heavy or overly alcoholic, resulting in a wine of great elegance. The raspberry and cherry fruit offers some herbal nuances as well, ending on a spicy, tobacco-leaf note."
James Halliday ~ "Far lighter than previous vintages; a medium-bodied, elegant wine; red cherry, black cherry and spice intermingle with balanced oak; silky finish."
Jancis Robinson "Jasper Hill is the leading winemaker [in Heatcote]"
Established in 1975 Jasper Hill produces some of Australia's most individual and compelling Shirazes. Situated on ancient Cambrian soils in the Heathcote region of Central Victoria, the dry-farmed, biodynamic vineyards have been largely responsible for establishing the area as one of Australia's greatest red wine regions.
Jasper Hill produce their own biodynamic composts and have never used synthetic chemicals on either the vines or the soils, since the vineyards were planted in 1975.
Heathcote is a prestigious wine region in Central Victoria, an hour and a half's drive from Melbourne. Shiraz is the unchallenged king of Heathcote wines, making world-class, award-winning wines characterized by their rich and deep aroma profile, a dark, almost inky color, ripe, velvety tannins and an amazingly long finish.