Greenock Creek Jaensch Shiraz 2020
The two parcels are blended to produce a deeply colored, powerful wine with great ‘flavor drive’ down the palate. The silken tannins make the wine approachable in youth, but we would expect the Jaensch Block Shiraz from this exceptional Barossa red wine vintage to mature for 15 – 25 years.
The Jaensch Block sits across a high ridge at Moppa in the northwestern corner of the Barossa Valley, at an altitude of 320 – 340 meters above sea level. ‘Section One’ of the block features shallow clay top soils over a layer of quartz stone. Located on the more sheltered side of the ridge, this section benefits from cooling gully breezes, producing wines with silky tannin and gamey/meaty undertones. ‘Section Two’ of the block is a more exposed site, planted in shallow top soils scattered with ancient ironstone deposits. The structure of wine from this section is more intense, with a distinct savory spice. Cellaring recommendation: 20 years+