Giant Steps Harry's Monster 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Yarra Valley, Australia

Price: $35.00 $23.99
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Item No. 95617
  • JH94
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The 75 acre Giant Steps vineyard is on the north face of the Warramate Ranges in the central Yarra Valley, an hour east of Melbourne. Established across a series of ridges rising from the 300 to 1000 foot level, the vineyard is planted to rocky/gravelly clays.

The nose offers up aromas of cassis, cherry, chocolate liqueur, blackcurrant and vanilla bean qualities. The plate is tight, highlighting blackcurrant, cedar, clove mixed spice and vanilla characteristics.

Critical Acclaim

"Intense flavours, texture and structure all reflecting the Bordeaux blend; tannins are woven through the blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit, lengthening the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc. Screwcap."
94 Points

"Ruby-red. Vibrant cassis and blackberry aromas are pure and youthfully focused. Sweet dark berry flavors are gently supported by firm but integrated tannins that seem to melt away on the long, supple finish. Surprisingly approachable and loaded with sweet fruit, suggesting that this will be ready to drink soon. "
91 Points

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Learn About Giant Steps Map ItMap It

Giant Steps is owned and operated by a small team - Phil, Allison and Harry Sexton. Their story starts 1600 miles and 23 years ago when Phil established the Devils Lair vineyard in Margaret River. He was joined there in 1990 by Allison, an American biochemist. Five years later, their son Harry was born. While they loved the wines they were producing, they dreamed of creating a...

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Learn About Yarra Valley

A short drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is the oldest and most successful of Victoria's wine growing regions. The cool climate of the area makes it suitable for the popular varieties of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Shiraz is also grown here and produces elegant and restrained wines, showing a different side to Australian wine. Notable Facts Producers of the Yarra Valley have hit...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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