July 27, 2009

Jip Jip Rocks 2007 Shiraz

Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz

Fitting this picture was taken on our back deck as it suited our Fajita-Que nicely. For the layperson, a Fajita-Que is a spicy alternative to burgers and brats on the grill. Tonight I finished the bottle and it worked well with blackened salmon. In other words, a great cheap wine for spicy food. I highly recomend this for pleasing the masses at your next BBQ (fajita or burger!)

I found this shiraz on the "Highly Rated Wines for Under $15" table at Total wines coming in just under the max at $14.99. The Jip Jip Rocks are a real location in remote southern Australia on the Limestone Coast.

Lifted spice and ripe mulberry/blackberry aromas are complimented with chocolate, cedar and cinnamon on the nose. Well integrated oak tannin provides flavors of clove and supple texture which supports the rich plum, blackberry and mocha. The overall structure is supple and generous with fine-grained tannin on the finish enveloped with ripe fruit overtones.

90 pts - Wine Advocate (Feb. 09)

They said it best. I'll only add that the Jip Jip Shiraz has a nice sweet jammy finish. 8/10 rating.

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