The back label of Jorgensen Hill's 2008 Shiraz, a label previously unknown to me, reads; 'Two winemakers, one vision... the collaboration between master blender, Peter Jorgensen and negociant, Chris Hill combines the best small batch winemaking with the artistry and expression of skillful blending.'
The cheap pricing of Jorgensen Hill's 2008 Shiraz is reflected in a bizarre, sickly sweet nose of sugary plum stew and commercial-grade dark grape juice, the product of which seems both incomplete and unfaithful to its regional/varietal make-up. Very hollow and devoid of mid-palate depth, its challenging (to the drinker) palate lacks brightness of fruit and genuine flavour throughout, finishing thin and soupy without genuine structure.
X If this were a TV show it would be experiencing technical difficulties, when really, it never should've aired in the first place. Drink now.