90 Points James Halliday
Smooth, supple and round; fully ripe fruit flavours have absorbed the oak; soft, ripe tannins. Quality cork. Drink to 2013.
Source: James Halliday. June, 2005
The Wirra Wirra Woodhenge Shiraz has a deep ruby velvet colour with a bright purple hue. A distinctive McLaren Vale nose with plum pudding and mocha chocolate characters dominating. Underneath there is plenty of dark berry fruits (blueberries and jammy boysenberries) supported by five-spice, aniseed and vanillin notes from the oak. The palate is fresh and concentrated marked by suppleness
and layers of texture; fruit, oak and tannin all playing their part. Crème de cassis and licorice notes make this a rich, opulent, spicy wine at the same time has a savoury edge of cardoman and tea smoke.
This wine pays homage to the more traditional winemaking
philosophies of the McLaren Vale region, incorporating
ripe berry fruit, and integrated American oak balanced with velvety tannins.
The 2004 Woodhenge offers great drinking now and for the first fifteen years of its life, if cellared in appropriate conditions.
98% Shiraz, 2% Viognier
Source: Winemaker's Notes, Wirra Wirra