Oliverhill Jimmy Section Shiraz 2012
93 pts The Wine Advocate (LPB)
Deep purple-black in color and intensely scented of blackcurrant cordial, preserved plums and dried mulberries with touches of cedar, sandalwood, spice cake and licorice, the full-bodied 2012 Jimmy Selection Shiraz is voluptuous in the mouth with the richness of preserved black fruit and anise flavors nicely offset by firm chewy tannins and balanced acid. It finishes with great length. Drink it now to 2022+.
93 pts James Suckling February 24th, 2016
Such clarity in this shiraz with cracked black pepper, dark berry and black tobacco aromas and flavors. Full body, very fine tannins, grilled meat, leafy undertone and juicy fruit. Drink now.
92 pts Stephen Tanzer’s IWC (JC)
– 2012 Oliverhill Winery Shiraz Jimmy Section Mclaren Vale Inky purple. Cassis, blackberry and blueberry scents are complemented by sexy notes of mocha and oak spices. Concentrated, sharply delineated and seamless, with excellent lift to its flavors of blackberry, Indian spices, candied flowers and dark chocolate. Closes focused and long, with resonating spiciness, a touch of violet pastille and very soft tannins. — Josh Raynolds
91 pts Wine Spectator
Distinctive, with plenty of savory, sage and white pepper notes and a juicy core of plum and berry flavors. The tannins provide some traction on the finish. Drink now through 2022.
Old vines planted along Seaview Road, perhaps the most hallowed ground in McLaren Vale, Brutally tough terrain yields fruit bursting with color, flavor and tannin. Open fermented and gently pressed, the wine then rests for 18 months in fine grain French oak barrels (30% new). Bottled unfiltered and unfined, we believe in non-interventionist wine making to create a true picture of Jimmy’s Section.