2018 Jimmy’s Block Shiraz
$200.00 per 12 bottle case
Planted: 1998 with 100-year-old cuttings from a Springton vineyard
Vineyard: Jimmy’s favourite block on our Mike Press Single Vineyard, Lobethal, Adelaide Hills
Oak Maturation: American Oak for 12 months
When: Drink now or cellar for 5 to 10 years
Food: Team it up with your favourite red meat and you will never be disappointed.Think steak and chips, roast beef and gravy, lamb chops with salad; whichever way you go, it’s a winner!
“When you spend 20 years working in a vineyard, it’s hard not to develop a soft spot for your favourite block.
I have been turning the fruit from my favourite block into a wine of its own for years now – the MP1 Shiraz – but our Vineyard Manager (who happens to be my son Jimmy) has a very different idea of which block should get a label all of its own.
So, after years of hearing him tell me this block is “way too good not to have a wine of its own”, we thought the time was right to indulge him and give it a go. Boy, are we happy we did!
Jimmy’s Block Shiraz, like the man himself, doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is a wine you can happily enjoy on a Tuesday night with a steak on the BBQ, or on a Sunday afternoon with cheese and crackers, or anytime with anything really!”