Ranked #3 of 41 2004 Shiraz from Nagambie Lakes
Medium red purple. Bright fresh colour. Quite oaky nose: coconutty toasty barrels. Lean, light-bodied, not very richnor deep. Oak not an issue on palate. Very ripe cherry/plum fruit and soft tannins which run the full length of the palate. Not all that complex but is still a young wine, surprisingly at five-and-a-half years. Has some richness, and still quite tight on palate. Very good wine and will age much longer.
91 Points Robert Parker
The purple-colored 2004 Shiraz 1860 Vines sports an alluring bouquet of balsam wood, incense, licorice, plum, and blueberry. Already revealing complexity, this layered, elegant Shiraz has plenty of flavor, excellent balance, and several years of aging potential. Drink it from 2013 to 2024.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Jay S Miller. December, 2009
97 Points James Halliday
The wine has gloriously supple texture and structure directed to presenting pure red and black fruit shiraz flavours in the best possible light; has extreme length, and was a clear first preference among the 23 vintages of this wine made to date at the Tahbilk 150th birthday vertical tastings of all its wines. Drink to 2024.
Source: James Halliday. September, 2009