Thanks Joseph Robert Sussex Hackett (1911 – 1998) – ” The Sussex Squire ” was my grandfather who lived his life on the land in the Clare Valley where for over 60 years he bred award winning Angus Beef Cattle. He was a man proud of his own grandfather who left Sussex County (UK) in the 1850s to embark on a new life in Australia and adventure to achieve award winning excellence in their own endeavours.
The JRS Barrel Selection wines represent our best of the best from our single vineyard dry grown vineyards. From selected vintages I choose selected barrels which show something special where the intensity of the fruit and the new oak provide a combination of intensity and balance.
JRS HACKETT “The Sussex Squire” Barrel Selection Shiraz 2018
Tasting Notes : Dry grown Clare Valley Shiraz with lovely concentrated dark fruit, blackberry, raspberry and chocolate and mocha flavours balanced in a single 100% new French oak barrel for 30 months that balances and softens the fine tannin structure that this vineyard can produce.
Approachable now with decanting, but will develop beautifully over the next 10+Years
Released December 2020
Production – 300 bottles
pH – 3.44
TA – 7.26
Alc – 14.9%
95pts – The Wine Front – Gary Walsh
98pts – (Source – Embargo Announcement August 16th 2021)