JRS “The Sussex Squire” Barrel Selection Grenache 2018

$75.00

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 Barrel Selected Grenache 2018

A  Single Vineyard in Armagh  of dry grown Grenache that produces some exceptional fruit from the dry grown low yielding vines.  Handpicked and left on skins in a 1 ton open fermenter for 10 days and then basket pressed gently to reduce negative seed tannin. In 2018 yields were very small and we only produced 1 barrel, this small batch was aged in new French oak barrel for 22 months.  A bigger heavier style of jammy Grenache that has been given time in barrel to develop wonderful complexity and depth.

Released May 2020

Only 65 Six Packs produced – Only 33 6-packs remaining (Aug 1st)

pH – 3.38

TA – 6.93

ALC – 14.9%

Food Match: Slow cooked Lamb Shoulder. Cellar 3-15+years

Out of stock

Description

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 Barrel Selected Grenache 2018

A  Single Vineyard in Armagh  of dry grown Grenache that produces some exceptional fruit from the dry grown low yielding vines.  Handpicked and left on skins in a 1 ton open fermenter for 10 days and then basket pressed gently to reduce negative seed tannin. In 2018 yields were very small and we only produced 1 barrel, this small batch was aged in new French oak barrel for 22 months.  A bigger heavier style of jammy Grenache that has been given time in barrel to develop wonderful complexity and depth.

Released May 2020

Only 65 Six Packs produced – Only 33 6-packs remaining (Aug 1st)

pH – 3.38

TA – 6.93

ALC – 14.9%

Food Match: Slow cooked Lamb Shoulder. Cellar 3-15+years

Reviews

Sussex Squire JRS Barrel Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

RATING 92+pts

Dry-grown cabernet sauvignon from the Clare Valley. Two brand new French oak barrels.

Stern and tannic but sweet of fruit. Coconut, sweet plum, choc-mint and vanilla ice-cream. Tannin draws heavily through the wine; every skerrick of flavour and tannin has been extracted. The fruit (and oak) feels soft in general so it can easily be enjoyed now, but given the heft here you’d reckon it will be better again once it’s had time to mellow.

Rated : 92+ Points
Tasted : Jun19
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $65
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 – 2030+

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