Gibson Estate Barossa Shiraz 2004
Small family winery, ancient soils, hand-crafter wines all made by a true Barossa character, grown from a single estate vineyard in famous Stockwell fruit and displays aromas and flavours that are fresh and lively with juicy fruit tones. Only 1500 cases made!!
This Gibson Estate 2004 by now shows maturity with pink rim. Long legs. Bouquet of fragrances, blackberry, tobacco, melted road tar, port and sour cherry preserve nose with hints of vanilla, dark chocolates, toast and used leather. Ample and fine tannins well integrated, with good acidity and some sweetness with plummy finish. Excellent mid palate and is quite savory by now. ABV 14.5%; some breathing required.
Scores are good enough. JH94, RP92, WE91.
94 Points - James Halliday Deep colour; abounds with blackberry, dark plum, chocolate and licorice fruit; restrained oak; delicious finish.
91POINTS Wine Enthusiast
This is a spice-driven Shiraz, powered by peppery, savory notes that keep the rich blueberry fruit flavors moving across the palate. Tannins are ripe, imparting a creamy texture in the mouth, while the finish shows flourishes of dusty earth and spice. Drink now–2014 or beyond.