2005 Giaconda Warner Vineyard Shiraz
Giaconda, founded by Rick Kinzbrunner, released its first wines in 1987. The winery and vineyards are located in Beechworth in northeastern Victoria. The 2005 Shiraz “Warner Vineyard” spent 22 months in French oak, 60% new. Opaque purple-coloured, it reveals an enticing perfume of pain grille, pepper, Asian spices, smoked meat, bacon, and blueberry. On the palate, it is firm and slightly lean, with good flavours and a long, pure finish. Drink it over the next 8-10 years. 91 points Dr Jay Miller – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
Fine and focused black fruits; excellent length, finish and aftertaste.
13.5% alc. 94 points James Halliday- Australian Wine Companion
I’ll bet the bank on this one. It’s got structure and class dripping from every pore. It’s a pretty wine but a big wine, and as a young wine, it also shows a deal of toasty, fragrant, strident oak. It doesn’t bother me. The fruit is spicy, very ripe, meaty and intense, with lots of soy, blood plums and ferrous, smoky, of-the-earth notes. Give it time; it will reward. It’s going to be great. Drink: 2014-2024 97 Points Campbell Mattinson