Reserve  |  2005 HJ Reserve Shiraz

Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate, Issue 181 Feb 2009, 94 points

The 2005 Shiraz H.J. Reserve, sourced from a 65-year-old vineyard yielding a meager one ton per acre, was aged in 100% new French oak. The wine is a glass-coating opaque purple color with a superb aromatic array of pain grille, leather, violets, bacon, blueberry, and blackberry. It has a bit more structure than its younger sibling and should evolve for another 3-5 years with a drinking window extending from 2012 to 2025

 

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Grape Variety

100% Shiraz

Growing Region

100% McLaren Vale

Colour

Deep, dark maroon

Aroma

Excellent spicy lift, strong mocha and dark chocolate overtones

Palate

Super intense palate, but still showing the typical HJ restraint and finesse. Again a wine to age, with fruit depth through the middle palate.

Cellaring Potential

10++ years

Maturation

100% new French oak

Alcohol%/Vol

14.5%

Winemaker

Corrina Rayment - 6th generation family member

Date Bottled

10/6/2006

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