Dense, smooth and layered with the full, generous flavors of classic Barossa Shiraz enhanced by the careful use of Scotch whisky barrels for finishing.
In 1847, along the banks of Jacob’s Creek in Australia's Barossa wine region, Johann Gramp planted his first vineyard. His vision was to create great tasting wines that reflect the true character of the grapes and the land. To this day we live and breathe this vision by producing wines that showcase how each grape variety expresses itself when shaped by the soil and the sun of Australia. Double Barrel Shiraz is dense, smooth and layered, with the full generous flavors of classic Barossa Shiraz enhanced by the careful use of aged Scotch whisky barrels for finishing. Hints of sweet red fruits and dark chocolate are prominent, as are subtle toasty notes derived from aging in traditional French and American oak wine barrels.Download Fact Sheet
Our winemakers combined innovation with traditional winemaking to create this second release of the Double Barrel Shiraz. The selected fruit parcels were particularly rich, dense and full-bodied to allow additional aging in whisky barrels without compromising style or quality. After harvest the fruit was gently crushed and de-stemmed into a range of fermenters, and temperatures were carefully controlled during fermentation to ensure optimal color, tannin and flavor extraction from the skins. As is appropriate for high-quality wine, each parcel was matured in carefully selected new and used French or American oak hogsheads. Only the best barrels were then selected for the second barrel treatment that makes the Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel range truly unique. After blending, the winemakers finished 100% of the blend in old Scotch whisky barrels made from American white oak. Whisky barrels differ from wine barrels as they are kiln-dried rather than seasoned; are scorched at higher heats; and have narrower staves and thus more joins, which allows greater oxygen exchange. Scotch whisky barrels are used because they are a ready match for the rich intensity and dense tannins of Barossa Shiraz. During this finishing process, the tannins worked as an antioxidant, allowing complex characters to evolve while softening the tannins. The impact is subtle but discernible on the palate.Download Fact Sheet
The perfect wine for a casual, outdoor dinner party. Pairs with a pan-seared Scotch fillet of beef wrapped in smoky bacon.Download Fact Sheet
ALCOHOL 14.6% alc/vol
ACID 6.3 g/L
AGEING POTENTIAL Excellent drinking now, but will reward careful cellaring for up to 10 years.Download Fact Sheet
With your boldest friends.
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