Wine Review – Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz 2016

From the Padthaway region of South Australia’s Limestone Coast comes this very approachable red which would be perfect for a summer BBQ.

This is a wine that doesn’t take itself too seriously – full bodied, rich and supple (be warned at 14.5% ABV this wine is anything but subtle!).  Offering an abundance of juicy fruit on the nose and palate: plum, raspberry, black cherry alongside oodles of smoky black pepper that gives a spicy edge to the decadence of the liquorice and chocolate notes on the palate.  The tannin is soft and ripe giving the wine body without astringency.  It’s not overly complex, but for £7.99 (down from £10.99 at Waitrose until 29th August) you can’t go too far wrong if you’re looking for an easy drinker in this price range.

4 thoughts on “Wine Review – Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz 2016”

    1. If I get enough interest Jeff then certainly! You might be interested to know for example that these wines are not (as was widely believed to be the case) made from Riesling. Check out my upcoming spotlight feature on Riesling next month!

  1. Tried this wine at the weekend. I’m not normally a red drinker but was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was on the palette. I may be turned! Thanks Sam for introducing me to it.

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