WINE REVIEWS & AWARDS

 

Canberra & Region Wine Show 2014

CLASS 2 DRY WHITE – RIESLING – 2013 & OLDER
Jirra at Jeir Station 2013 Fresco Riesling 49 points  Bronze Medal
Jirra at Jeir Station 2008 Riesling 51 points Silver Medal

CLASS 6 CHARDONNAY – 2013 & OLDER
Jirra at Jeir Station 2008 Chardonnay 44.5 points

CLASS 12 SHIRAZ INCLUDING SHIRAZ/VIOGNIER – 2013 & 2014
Jirra at Jeir Station 2013 Shiraz 47 points Bronze Medal

CLASS 14 CABERNET SAUVIGNON AND CABERNET SAUVIGNON BLENDS – 2013 & 2014
Jirra at Jeir Station 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 44 points

CLASS 21 DRY RED ANY VARIETY AND/OR BLEND – 2009 AND OLDER
Jirra at Jeir Station 2003 Shiraz 45 points

Canberra and Region Wine Show 2013

CLASS 15 CABERNET SAUVIGNON AND CABERNET SAUVIGNON BLENDS – 2011 A & OLDER
Jirra at Jeir Station 2009 Cabernet Merlot 46.5 points Bronze Medal

CLASS 20 DRY WHITE ANY VARIETY AND/OR BLEND2008 AND OLDER
Jirra at Jeir Station 2008 Beagle’s Run Viognier 51 points Silver Medal

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015

JIRRA WINES AT JEIR STATION FRESCO RIESLING 2013 OFF DRY WHITE SOLD OUT
Date tasted:  31/Mar/2014 Crisp and clean; the very low level of residual sugar will totally disappear with a year or two. 88 Points

JIRRA WINES AT JEIR STATION MERLOT 2009
Date tasted: 31/Mar/2014 It seems Jirra wines are sold with considerable bottle age; this has retained remarkable freshness; while only light to medium-bodied, it has attractive blackcurrant and fruitcake flavours, the tannins silky and fine, oak irrelevant. Good value for a wine at its best now. 89 Points

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014

JIRRA WINES AT JEIR STATION SHIRAZ 2006
Date tasted: 22/Mar/2013 Developed, but healthy, colour sets the scene for a very attractive shiraz reflecting Canberra’s cool region, and obvious (but not excessive) French oak maturation; the tannins are still present, but in no way impede the juicy fresh fruit of the finish. Great opportunity for a mature wine of significant quality. 92 Points

JIRRA WINES AT JEIR STATION CABERNET MERLOT 2006
Date Tasted: 22 Mar 2013 Very good retention of hue and depth; a wine of considerable flesh and depth, albeit passing into secondary/savoury flavours (as one would expect at this age); the balance of fruit, oak and tannins is very good, the wine a bargain. 91 Points