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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100% McLaren Vale
Deep, dark maroon.
Intense mulberry and dark Belgian chocolate pepper and spice nuances.
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.
100% new French Oak
Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member