What the Critics say
'Paddock of Emily seems to take on more new oak, with a same winemaking process as Georgia’s, though there is 3% cabernet franc in the mix, co-fermented. The difference is pretty much one kilometre, with slight variation in Cambrian soil type. “Emily’s tends to have a mint or eucalyptus character, or spice, or something, but a light distinction”.
Dark fruits, slippery, unctuous texture, more sinew to tannins through the finish. Perfume of dark berries, blackberry, faint fennel, choc mint, the whiff of wood spice and a general sense of moody, dark fruit. The palate is strong, lush, drives intensity and vigour, bound up and ready for cellar time. Superb wine.' (Sep18)
Established in 1975 by Ron and Elva Laughton, Jasper Hill producers some of Australia’s most compelling and sought after wines. Located at Heathcote in Central Victoria on ancient Cambrian soils-deep, red coloured, well drained gravely loams on undulating hillsides. The wines are produced entirely on the estate using organic and biodynamic principles. None of the wines from Jasper Hill vineyards has even been acid adjusted at any stage. These are natural wines of striking purity. With 35 vintages to their credit, these wines have a long established record for ageing gracefully with careful cellaring.
Shiraz & Cabernet Franc (3%)