What do you get, when a Shiraz comes from a cool climate, is 14 years old, and the fruit is very concentrated? - The flavour of elderberries.
The bouquet of this 2004 Giaconda Warner Vineyard Shiraz is massive. The aroma of elderberry flows on to the palate. The mouthfeel of this dense wine is big, but the fruit is not overripe. Savoury notes add to the complexity of the wine. The thick feel in the mouth is a surprise for a Beechworth wine, but the finish is almost fresh.
This wine will easily live for another decade.
Score : 94/++