Jasper Hill

Emily's Paddock Shiraz Cabernet Franc

9.64 ratings
9.53 pro ratings
Heathcote, Central Victoria, Victoria, Australia
Cabernet Franc, Shiraz
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Mid To Deep Crimson with a tawny edge. After decanting massive berry, earthy aromas with nuances of mint and cocoa. On the palate essence of Heathcote Shiraz - so much depth together with incredible length and fine resolved tannins. Drinking at its peak on its 21st Birthday. Dry plum notes at the finish. With time aromas of coffee/mocha developing. Like all great wines they keep changing after a 21 year slumber. The 15.5% ABV whilst high is not noticeable. Jasper Hill - a big reason for putting Heathcote on the map as a quality viticultural area. An example of why one cellars wines.

Mid To Deep Crimson with a tawny edge. After decanting massive berry, earthy aromas with nuances of mint and cocoa. On the palate essence of Heathcote Shiraz - so much depth together with incredible length and fine resolved tannins. Drinking at its peak on its 21st Birthday. Dry plum notes at the finish. With time aromas of coffee/mocha developing. Like all great wines they keep changing after a 21 year slumber. The 15.5% ABV whilst high is not noticeable. Jasper Hill - a big reason for putting Heathcote on the map as a quality viticultural area. An example of why one cellars wines.

Jan 12th, 2020
Bob McDonald

The 2nd of 2 Australian Icons from 1999. Jasper Hill is Heathcote Royalty and their Emily’s Paddock is an unusual blend of Shiraz with a small percentage of Cabernet Franc. Beautiful aromas of pipe Tobacco Earth and Cocoa. The palate is defined by an all pervading Earthy sweetness with Cocoa notes and great length, concentration and persistence. Cannot detect the high 15.5 % Alcohol just giving this beautiful full bodied Wine stacks of flavour. Like the Semillon this has a way to go. Next in at least 5 years.

The 2nd of 2 Australian Icons from 1999. Jasper Hill is Heathcote Royalty and their Emily’s Paddock is an unusual blend of Shiraz with a small percentage of Cabernet Franc. Beautiful aromas of pipe Tobacco Earth and Cocoa. The palate is defined by an all pervading Earthy sweetness with Cocoa notes and great length, concentration and persistence. Cannot detect the high 15.5 % Alcohol just giving this beautiful full bodied Wine stacks of flavour. Like the Semillon this has a way to go. Next in at least 5 years.

May 27th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Mid Crimson - no tawny rim. Colour appears younger than 18 Years. Woody dusty undergrowth aromas. A sweet savoury plum delicious palate. Tastes way younger than 18 years. I could drink this all night - a fabulous old Wine from Jasper Hill, arguably the leading producer in Heathcote. Shiraz with a dash of Cabernet Franc (unique combo?). Heathcote Reds when young can be blockbusters but with age and the right terroir they are gorgeous mature reds like this example. Probably could go on for 5 or more years but why wait? Apart from the Grand Cru Burgundy Tasting in January probably the Best Red this year for me.

Mid Crimson - no tawny rim. Colour appears younger than 18 Years. Woody dusty undergrowth aromas. A sweet savoury plum delicious palate. Tastes way younger than 18 years. I could drink this all night - a fabulous old Wine from Jasper Hill, arguably the leading producer in Heathcote. Shiraz with a dash of Cabernet Franc (unique combo?). Heathcote Reds when young can be blockbusters but with age and the right terroir they are gorgeous mature reds like this example. Probably could go on for 5 or more years but why wait? Apart from the Grand Cru Burgundy Tasting in January probably the Best Red this year for me.

Mar 5th, 2017
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.3

Ronnie had this 4 years ago

Ronnie had this 4 years ago

May 26th, 2016