Reserve  |  2004 HJ Reserve Shiraz

Jeremy Oliver, April 2007, 19/20

..As you would hope, the best is possibly yet to come. A just bottled sample of the superlative 2004 HJ Reserve revealed a heady, dark-fruited perfume and a silky, refined palate of exceptional elegance and pure, explosive flavour. It was simply too early too rate, I expect to deliver a score handsomely over 19.0 once it settles down, with an all important estimate of longevity well beyond twenty years. I have seen all the evidence I need to suggest that 2004 will go down in history as the finest McLaren Vale vintage to its time, and this should be one of its highlights...

 

 

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Closure

Cork

Grape Variety

100% Shiraz

Growing Region

100% McLaren Vale

Colour

Deep, dark maroon.

Aroma

Intense mulberry and dark Belgian chocolate pepper and spice nuances.

Palate

Subtle and elegant fine grained tannins dominate the mouthfeel of this wine-silky and long. The fruit is intense and rich. The balance and complexity of this wine is fabulous.

Cellaring Potential

10+ Years

Maturation

100% new French Oak

Alcohol%/Vol

14.5%

Winemaker

Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

Date Bottled

16/06/2005

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