Jericho S3 Shiraz

Top McLaren Vale Shiraz with complex flavours typical of the Blewitt Springs sub-region.

This wine has benefited from gentle pressing and handling of the fruit, coupled with light handed oak treatment. Maturation in older French oak barrels ensures the wine is not over oaked and in balance with the structure and fruit characters of the wine.

The vineyard is located in mid region of McLaren Vale and grown on a soil composition of sand with Iron Stone and underlying clay. Low yielding vines produces excellent Shiraz grapes with a great intensity of fruit flavours and elegant structure.

Awards: Jericho S3 Shiraz 2018

93 points – Wine Business Magazine 2020

93 points – The Wine Front 2020

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Tasting Notes:

Generous and complex with a lovely intensity of rich fruit flavours but with an elegant structure and tannin level that gives great balance and a long lingering finish. Bright fruits – blackberry, blackcurrants and plums – are in synchronicity with violets, liquorice and delicate pepper and spice.

Balanced and structured for drinking upon release, but with potential to cellar for 6 to 8 years.

The structure of this wines gives to a great quality to match up with a wide range of food: Tapas, BBQ’d and smoked meats, cheese, pizza, pasta and much more…

Screwcap , Vegan , Vegetarian

About the Producer

Jericho Wines

Jericho Wines is a new and exciting wine brand brought to you by the Jericho family: Neil and Andrew (with 50 years of wine making between them) have crafted the wines, Kim, the graphic artist has designed the labels, Sally and Kaye support the family business and administration.

With over 35 years in the wine industry Neil brings years of winemaking and winery management experience. Neil’s experience includes Swan Hill, Rutherglen, King Valley in Victoria, Taylor Fladgate and Yeatman in Portugal and senior roles with Campbell’s, Brown Brothers, All Saints and Taylors.

Not surprising, Andrew followed in his father’s footsteps, finishing a bachelor of Oenology at the University of Adelaide in 2003. He has been winemaking in the McLaren Vale for the past 10 years and has spent time travelling through Europe and America “researching” wine styles. Most recently in 2012. Andrew conducted a vintage at Grace Vineyards in the Shanzi Province of China.