After our sellout 2004 Museum mix earlier in the week (and the demand for more museum stock), our team has produced an incredible follow-up, this time it’s all 2005. Six bottles of Shiraz from Barossa, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and the Pyrenees, this collection of concentrated powerhouses is on point for price and praise. With bottle age in the teens, each of these wine has hit their straps and are all in the middle of their drinking window but by no means near the end.
Branson Coach House Greenock Block Single Vineyard Shiraz 2005
The back strapping 2005 Shiraz “House Block – Rare”... Full-bodied, thick, and rich, this opulent wine is nearly over the top. Intense, powerful, and very long in the finish...
96+ Points, Jay S Miller, Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
Clarendon Hills Moritz Shiraz 2005
The 2005 Syrah Moritz Vineyard was sourced from “only” 30-year-old vines. It offers floral notes, cassis, bacon, smoked meat, and blueberry compote. Opulent and sweet with gobs of flavor...
96 Points, Jay S Miller, Robert Parker The Wine Advocate.
Warrenmang Black Puma Shiraz 2005
Impenetrable colour; an exceptionally intense and powerful wine, well-balanced within its terms of reference. A rare exception made to taste a final tank sample. If the wine makes it safely to bottle will merit higher points still.
94 Points, James Halliday
Katnook Estate Prodigy Shiraz 2005
Dense, seamless red with powerful and complex... Extremely rich and warming red... Great cellaring potential. A truly classic Aussie red.
96 Points, Bob Campbell.
R Wines JP Belle-Terroir Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2005
The nose is liqueur-like with fragrant blueberry and blackberry aromas that leap from the glass. Thick, rich, and dense, on the palate it is full-bodied yet surprisingly light on its feet. It neatly conceals enough tannin to age for 6-8 years and this lengthy effort should have a drinking window open from 2015 to 2035.
93 points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
R Wine F.U. Shiraz 2005
A great limited-run Ebeneezer Shiraz from the monster R Wines series. No reviews at present, the previous and following vintages both hit 99 points from the Wine Advocate.