2018 Hugh Hamilton "Jim Jim" Shiraz
Jim Jim (The Down-Underdog) was Hugh's faithful Labrador/Kelpie, a highly intelligent sheepdog that had some of the native wild dog, the dingo in its genes.
Every vintage year Jim Jim would eat Shiraz grapes only when they were ripe for the picking, so with viticultural skills like that Hugh decided he should get his own brand. Jim Jim went to the big kennel in the sky in November 2010 but his talent is remembered in his wines.
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
A great nose with distinct varietal spice, hints of earthy complexity and a blend of dark red fruits like blackberries, cherries and raspberries. Fleshy rich mouth filling palate with hints of vanilla, bright red berries and liquorice. With a spicy finish, lively mid-palate and gentle tannins the focus of this wine is on generosity and approachability which makes it your best friend on the dining room table.
Food Pairing: The easy option is a classic - Steak. Feel free to experiment a little, go beyond the norm - try this with a rich-ish pasta; Spag Bol.