2015
Jamsheed
'Illaj'
Syrah
Victoria

2015
Jamsheed
'Illaj'
Syrah
Victoria

Gary Mills' inaugural vintage sees Yarra Valley Shiraz from three vineyards in the Coldstream region. Some of the grapes from these declassified parcels have gone into the 'Harem' as well as used for experimental batches in the past. The grapes are fermented entirely whole bunch and aged in older French barrels for 12 months. Arabic for 'remedy', Gary's 'Illaj' is a powerful cure-all, not to be missed.

This wine was designed as a mid weight wine of high drinkability. It is dark purple in the glass and highly perfumed with blackberry liquor, candied violets and macerated black cherries. The palate has an elegant softness, with some meat, clove and additional black fruit components. Gripping tannins and a black pepper hit on the finish. It was crafted to be a ‘vin de soif’ and is utterly gulpable.

  • Region: Yarra Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Shiraz
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vine Age: Average: 25-30 years old
  • Soil Type: Alluvial & Clay
  • Alcohol: 14% alc
  • Oak: 12 months in old French oak
Winery & Regional Information
YARRA VALLEY

A picture book region of terroir producing great wines, the Yarra Valley is a landscape of boundless beauty. This rustic wine region is situated an hour drive from the busy Melbourne Central Business District. It is also boasting with numerous rows of grapevines which are attractively planted on the massive tracts of its agricultural lands covering huge areas of hills... Learn More »

JAMSHEED WINES

YARRA VALLEY

Ancient writings tell an endearing tale of Jamsheed, a Persian king who was said to be able to see his kingdom in a cup of wine, and whose fondness for fresh grapes lead him to store them in jars over winter where they would inevitably spontaneously ferment and be set aside as ‘poison’. Learn More »

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