Shiraz

Museum Wines  |  2004 Shiraz

Tasting Notes:

Vintage Notes:

This 2004 vintage Shiraz was produced from Estate grown, specially selected parcels of old vine Shiraz by the Oliver Family.

The vintage was cold early, followed by some extreme heat in February. A strong vintage with excellent longevity.

Awards

  • Gold Medal – Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2006

Reviews

  • Jeremy Oliver Wine Guide 2008, 96 points

    A finely crafted and superbly structured Shiraz whose slightly closed and withdrawn bouquet gradually unfolds layers of brooding, briary fruit and tightly balanced oak.Long, evenly balanced and sumptuously fruited, its deliciously spicy and focused palate delivers mouthfilling small berry flavour and dusty French oak undertones framed by fine grained tannins. With a terrific structure and surprising elegance, it should cellar superbly over the medium to long term.

     

     

  • Winestate Magazine, Sept/Oct 2007, 4 stars

    A great nose- smells of stewed fruits with some serious oak underneath. Superb savoury palate has it all- flavour, depth, length and balance. 4 stars

     

     

  • Winewise Magazine, Sept 2007, Highly recommended

    Ripe and rich, with good depth of fruit and balanced tannins in a truly regional style.

     

     

  • Download Tasting Notes

    Closure

    Cork

    Grape Variety

    100% Shiraz

    Growing Region

    100% McLaren Vale

    Colour

    Rich, deep maroon.

    Aroma

    Dark chocolate, mulberry and sweet oak characters.

    Palate

    Intense dark chocolate and christmas cake characters, rich and concentrated fruit, followed with glorious fine grained tannins that fill out and lengthen the palate.

    Cellaring Potential

    10+ years

    Maturation

    1/3 new American & French oak, 2/3 old American and French oak for 22 months

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14.5%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

    Date Bottled

    1st February 2006

    Other Releases
    2007
    2005