The first Jackman developed from a vat of red wine we purchased in 2016. This wine was a blend of reds, made up of many varieties mostly Shiraz and Cabernet, from four districts sourced from along the Adelaidean mount Lofty Range and of three vintages. It came from a high quality, medium sized Barossa Valley winery.
Now every bottling creates a small quantity of leftovers and these were added to a large tank in the corner of that winery. This is what we purchased. It arrived with pages of records of the source, variety and vintage this being a requirement of the label integrity program we all adhere to.
For some reason this wine was referred to as The Jackman as that was how it was labelled on our invoice. So, The Jackman it became and the No 1 blend we released in 2017. We reached No 8 in July 2020. We also add to the blend so it now continues its journey as a tank in the corner of the Glug winery.
The No 12 N.V. is the first that shows the varietal mix as the blend has evolved from the No 1.