2017 Cabernet Franc 'Ma Petite Francine'Jamsheed
Originally born in Western Australia, Gary completed a Bachelor of Literature, before moving to Japan to study and work as an English teacher. Upon returning to Australia he had an epiphany during a brief stint as a Japanese speaking tour guide in Queensland and began work in the vineyards of Margaret River. A five week vintage posting at Ridge Vineyards California turned into a 2 year full time position under the tutelage of winemaker Paul Draper and from there Gary has worked in Oregon and various regions within Australia. The Jamsheed label began in 2003 with a focus on single vineyard Syrahs and aromatic whites from unique sites in Victoria.
"Fruitiness, freshness, ease of drinking, a sloshy-bright texture and a gulpable feel. Locked and loaded. It's muddied black and red berry scents, a sniff of herbs, anise whiff, scent of ripe plum. The palate is, as above, loose-knit, but there's a burst of wicked acidity to keep the thing tidy and fresh. Finishes with amaro-like herb-spice, sweet-sour and a chomp of tannins. Great drinking." 91 Points, Mike Bennie, Winefront.com.au
Yarra Valley, Victoria