Following a very hot February the 2004 vintage was blessed with an Indian summer resulting in balanced sugar and flavour accumulation. The resultant wine has excellent colour with an intense perfume with more richness and density on the palate than the 2003.
Deep black in colour with a red edge, the bouquet is still quite closed but displays aromas of dusted berry, lead pencil, cooked meats, scorched earth, fresh wet clay and cherry. The palate is coating and concentrated and starts out with a lovely rolling sweetness and builds into a very soft and fruit filled tannin. This wine displays a solid core built around a very soft and elegant frame work. I am inspired by this wine as it shows another dimension of what can be achieved with Shiraz in Australia.