Ranked #17 of 63 2004 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Deep red with almost a tinge of purple; very good colour. Dusty, earthy, developed bouquet; clean and appealing. Rich and concentrated, with grainy texture and tight grip, The acidity is good and fresh but balanced. A remarkably youthful wine and very good. Balance is superb. Has a long way to go.
Drink: 2014 to 2024
94 Points Robert Parker
Co-fermented with 1% Marsanne, the fabulous 2004 Shiraz boasts a dense purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of blackberries, toasty French oak, licorice, and new saddle leather. Full-bodied, rich, and heady, with loads of glycerin, silky tannin, and a blockbuster finish, it should be drunk over the next decade.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. October, 2006
95 Points James Halliday
As complex and elegant as ever, notwithstanding higher than usual alcohol; gently spicy blackberry and blood plum fruit; fine tannins, fine French oak. Drink to 2019.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2006