This terrier is a bit of a mongrel, some bark, a little bite, and a whole lot of personality. Made by John Glaetzer (the Old Dog) and Ben Potts (the Young Pup in this story) from a blend of fruit from estate vines along with some extra sourced from local growers the Gipsie Jack Terrier is a well rounded drink.
Aromas of light florals, chocolate and dark fruit with some red fruit on the back end complimenting its almost Christmas-cake-like complexity. The flavours are layered with dark cherries and plums, savoury vanillin oak and a nice little kick of spice. The finish is smooth and has good length courtesy of well integrated tannins and a good balance with the alcohol. Proof you don't need to teach an old dog new tricks, they can learn them all on their own.
Awards and Accolades
2013 Vintage: GOLD Adelaide Wine Show 2014 GOLD Australian Small Winemakers Show 2013 GOLD Royal Queensland Wine Show 2014
2012 Vintage: 94 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Like the Shiraz, the grapes for this wine come primarily from the 60-year-old estate vines, supplemented by fruit grown locally. The result is a bold and full-bodied wine that retains balance and harmony, its controlled alcohol an important ingredient; the flavours are of blackcurrant, and more than a touch of dark chocolate, the tannins round and plump, the oak in its due place. Fantastic bargain."
From the Winery
The Terrier is deep red in colour and has some lifted floral, chocolate and dark fruit characters. It also shows some red fruit which compliments the Christmas cake like complexity and the slight mint, spice, and savory notes. The palate is layered with dark fruits, savory vanilla oak & a touch of spice, with fine tannin that sees the wine finish soft round, rich and silky.
Don't Pay: $22.00
WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: Langhorne Creek, SA
Winemaker: Ben Potts & John Glaetzer
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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