Jip Jip Rocks wine is synonymous with premium wines from South Australia’s Padthaway wine region. The vineyard is planted in some of the world’s oldest mineral rich soils and in the most temperate of maritime climates. The Jip Jip Rocks vineyard consistently produces excellent fruit quality from low yielding vines.
Only the best parcels of fruit are carefully selected throughout the vineyard and utilized in the Jip Jip Rocks label. Great attention to detail with the integration of fruit flavors and fine oak barrels helps produce classic handcrafted wine styles.
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 and a lingering finish.
Pairs well with venison, ribeye steak, lamb.
"Wonderfully ripe and fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows Black Doris plum, blueberry compote, warm spice and cedar characters. The palate offers terrific fruit intensity combined with fleshy texture and polished tannins, making it delectable and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2027. AU$23.00."
- Wine Orbit (August 2020), 93 pts
- Australian Wine Showcase (November 2020), 93 pts
"The wine is named for local outcrops of 350 million-year-old pink-red granite. An exceptional value, rhubarb and plum is spicy and generously spreads across the palate. Blackberry preserves and licorice meet with white pepper and a stoniness that combines on the finish with dark chocolate cedar."
- The Tasting Panel (March 2021), 92 pts
"Opaque ruby. Spice-accented blackberry and cherry on the fragrant, oaktinged nose. Pliant dark fruit flavors show very good clarity and appealing sweetness, and a snap of juicy acidity adds back-end lift. Finishes on a clinging blueberry note, displaying strong persistence and round, even tannins. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (September 2022), 90 pts
"Coming from the Padthaway region of Australia, the2019 Shiraz is a juicy, lively red revealing pretty red and blue fruits as well as a kiss of eucalyptus, pepper, and spice. Medium-bodied, balanced, and nicely textured on the palate, it's beautifully done and about as gulpable as they come. I don't expect it to make old bones, but it would make one heck of a delicious house red to drink over the coming couple of years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2021), 89 pts
"Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of roasted berries, carob, earth, juniper, and eucalyptus with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, elegant, medium-long finish with suggestions of vanilla gelato, rosehips, raspberry coulis, and roasted nuts. A delicious and satisfying Shiraz that will enhance grilled meats"
Beverage Testing Institute (July 19th 2019), 92 pts & Best Buy
- San Francisco International Wine Competition 2018, GOLD MEDAL
"Substantial amount of blackberried flavour, served warm and soft, and yet balance seems too to have been a key consideration. This is well turned out. Gum leaf and toasty oak characters round out a high value, and highly drinkable, offering. - James Halliday"
- Halliday Wine Companion (July 23rd 2019), 92 pts
"Plump, round and appealing, the 2016 Shiraz offers loads of boysenberry and mint. It's full-bodied and supple, offering plenty of early-drinking pleasure. There's no guarantee it will be long-lived, but it's delicious now. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Interim end of September 2018), 91 pts
Australian Wine Showcase (December 2016), 91 pts
"Deep ruby. Ripe dark berry and cherry compote aromas convey a vaguely jammy aspect and notes of woodsmoke and candied licorice. Round and expansive on the palate, offering plump blackberry and plum flavors that are sweetened by suggestions of vanilla and mocha. Betrays no tannins on the finish, which lingers with good breadth and persistence and an echo of blackberry preserves. - Josh Raynolds"
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (July / August 2014), 88 pts
"The 2011 Shiraz (100% Shiraz) reveals pure blackberry fruit notes intermixed with camphor, incense, white chocolate and spice. Enjoy it over the next 1-2 years. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 88 pts
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Shiraz gives pronounced notes of warm blackcurrant, crushed blueberries and black pepper with hints of tar, mocha and loam. Medium to full bodied, it fills the mouth with peppered black berry flavors supported by a medium level of rounded tannins, lively acid and finishing long. Drinking now, it should remain good to 2015.- LPB"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue#199, February 2012), 89 pts
"Deep garnet color. Aromas of cherry pie, mocha, and eucalyptus with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, savory sundried tomato and cracked pepper accented finish."
Beverage Testing Institute (November 14th 2011), 88 pts
Since 1851, five generations of the Bryson family have been involved in agriculture and the unique and fertile land of South Australia.
The family business was built by Clive and ...