Reilly's Stolen Block Shiraz 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Clare Valley, Australia

Price: $35.00 $19.99
Save $15.01 (43%)
Item No. 106040
  • RP92
  • ST90
  • WE90
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Lifted nose with spice, plum and violets. Full palate with rich oak and firm tannins. Best enjoyed with roast beef or steak.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2004 Stolen Block Shiraz comes from an 80+-year-old vineyard yielding 0.75 tons per acre. It spent 18 months in French oak, 50% new. The nose offers up smoky oak, plum, licorice, raisin, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. On the palate this full-bodied wine is sweeter and richer than its cousins while managing to retain some elegance. Cellar it for 4-6 years and drink it through 2024. "
92 Points

"Full-bodied and softly textured, this is a mouthfilling Shiraz that packs in ample complexity and plenty of flavor. White pepper, herb and plum notes mark the nose, while the flavors of plum and raspberry fruit are accented by hints of herbs and spice. Finishes long, with crisp acids. Drink 2010–2020. "
90 Points

"Inky purple. Very ripe aromas of chocolatey dark fruits and exotic smoked meat. Fresher on the palate, displaying intense cassis and blackberry flavors, supple tannins and good acid lift. Balances ripe against fresh with a deft hand, finishing with outstanding, juicy persistence."
90 Points

Learn About Reilly's

Reilly's began operations in 1993 as a small producer of fine quality hand-made wines. The wines are made on Reilly's premises at Mintaro in the Clare Valley using grapes from their non-irrigated vineyard. The 75-year-old vines are located just outside Watervale and depend solely on rainfall, yielding limited quantities of small delicious berries. The grapes are hand-picked and...

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Learn About Clare Valley

Known for its Rieslings, all in screw cap since the year 2000, the wines of Clare Valley are distinctive. The Riesling here is dry, dry, dry. Delicate yet firm, these wines won't remind you of Germany or Alsace - they have a flavor all their own. The lime flavors and zesty acidity make the wine perfect for summer sipping or pacific rim food (aka, seafood). Notable Facts Since...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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