2004 Shiraz

Product Description

93 Points and 5 Stars Gourmet Traveller, Dec-Jan 2008.

Awards: 93 Points and 5 Stars, Gourmet Traveller, Dec/Jan 2008. 90 Points Ray Jordan 2007; 4 Stars 87 Points 2008 James Halliday Wine Companion.
Region: 100% Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River.
Colour: A pink red hue surrounds a deep red centre.
Bouquet: Aromas of liquored cherry and raspberry / plum compote’ meld with a distant charry black pepper. This wine is developing a beautiful dark complexity and will benefit from an earlier opening and some breathing before enjoyment.
Palate: The palate is medium to full weight, with a concentrated core of fruit sweetness, and a long length of flavour. The wine finishes with savoury rustic tannins, urging for food to tame this powerful Shiraz. Cellaring will be rewarded in the medium term.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Warm dry year.
Vinification: 15% open and 85% static stainless steel red fermenters, pressed of at dryness to 21 days on skins.
Cellaring Potential: Suggested best 2008 to 2010. Suggested maximum 2012.
Oak Treatment: 14 months maturation in barriques, 10% new French and 18% new American.
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with strong meat dishes such as braised ostrich wing.
Alcohol: 14.2
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 0.6g/L
pH: 3.55
Acidity: 6g/L
Harvest Date: April 2004
Bottling Date: March 2006