2015 Jamsheed Rousanne
Wow! Having tasted this in barrel while in Australia last year I was blown away by just how amazing this wine is. Jamsheed is the project of winemaker Gary Mills and it is named for an apocryphal story of the harem of a ancient Persian prince, one of the members of said harem was so beset by headaches (heaven knows why) that she drank poison - spontaneously fermented grape juice... wine. Her headaches were cured. Thus wine was discovered. This wine comes from a single vineyard in Beechworth and is fermented in large, old oak barrels. It is complex and textural with notes of stone fruit and buttercup and intense, driving minerality.
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