Jasper Hill Emily's Paddock Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2003, Heathcote

July 11, 2015

 

You've got to to like the Cab Franc componet to appreciate the wine as a whole. As right put by Parker, it has great structure and an acid balance that typifies 'Emily's', with its normal mouth watering perfume, elegance and length. Very Heathcote-moderation of all bits of terroir influence to form the whole-firm structured, elegant and complex wine. Indeed, this is a fabulous wine that highlights the influence of site specificity or terroir, being only one kilometre from Georgia's Paddock, but poles apart in style. Ample tannins; quite reconciled. Delicious now, and cellaring potential is still high. 13.5% alc/vol.. RP92, JH94. 

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