2004 Barossa Valley Estate Ebenezer Shiraz

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Producer: Barossa Valley Estate Type: Red Varietal: Shiraz Region: Barossa Valley,

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2004 Barossa Valley Estate Ebenezer Shiraz CrackaWines James Halliday 95 Rob Geddes MW 90
  • Deep blood red in appearance with a purple hue, and a nose of lifted cherries and plums with chocolate, mocha, pepper and some toast caramel oak tones.

    The palate is full, rich and ripe with firm flesh, concentration, and ripe rounded tannins. The finish is clean and long with fresh fruit flavours persisting well.

    Cracka Wine Rating0
  • Deep blood red in appearance with a purple hue, and a nose of lifted cherries and plums with chocolate, mocha, pepper and some toast caramel oak tones.

    The palate is full, rich and ripe with firm flesh, concentration, and ripe rounded tannins. The finish is clean and long with fresh fruit flavours persisting well.

  • James Halliday says:

    Medium-bodied, but interne and long, with lovely definition to the black cherry and plum fruit, showing no hint of thickness or sweetness; fine tannins sustain the long finish.

    Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
    95

    Rob Geddes MW says:

    A style for big red lovers with a lot of fruit richness and considerable tannins to follow.

    Australian Wine Vintages 2010
    90

    Jeremy Oliver says:

    Just slightly overcooked, with some green-edged fruit beneath its evolved and leathery expression of blackberries, dark plums and raisins. It's backed by older, lightly smoky vanilla oak and underpinned by fine, dusty tannins. Initially intense and vibrant, it has a smooth and moderately long palate.

    Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007

    James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says:

    Solid colour, still in the red spectrum (no browning); rich black fruit and licorice aromas, then a powerful full-bodied palate with intense black fruits, licorice and ripe tannins. Will live for decades.

    Best Drinking: To 2036
    95

    Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says:

    A style for big red lovers with a lot of fruit richness and considerable tannins to follow.

    Best Drinking: 2013

    Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says:

    Wild, spicy and briary, with a deep, jammy and meaty bouquet of blackberries, dark plums, cassis and dark chocolates knit with smoky oak and backed by spicy notes of cloves, nutmeg and black pepper. Its dark, palate-staining expression of fiery dark fruit and rustic, meaty and savoury qualities are supported by a fine-grained but firmish backbone, finishing with notes of dark chocolate and mineral.

    The Australian Wine Annual
    92

    Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says:

    Smoky, brambly aromas of violets, fresh cassis, blackberries and plums are backed by fresh vanilla/chocolate/cedaryoak and spicy notes of white pepper, cloves, licorice and cinnamon. Underpinned by some sappy, green-edged and metallic tannins, its palate is a little angular and lacking conviction. It's slightly under and over-ripened, with a luscious, almost syrupy presence of jammy fruit, finishing with herbal and meaty influences.

    Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009

    Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says:

    A style for big red lovers with a lot of fruit richness and considerable tannins to follow.

    Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009

    James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says:

    The colour is still bright, and the wine is developing slowly but impressively; there are notes of spice and licorice behind the blackberry fruit of the medium-bodied palate, which has a fresh finish.

    Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
    92

    Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2005 Vintage) says:

    There's a good deal of flavour here and reasonable length, but as it mellows the flavours are starting to dull. We're being picky, but given the price tag, it's our job to be. Leather, toast, blackberries and not much else, it tastes pretty good, but it doesn't have us raving.

    The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010

    James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says:

    Abundant ripe, but not jammy, blackberry and licorice fruit; tannins balanced, as is the oak; good outcome for an indifferent vintage.

    Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
    91

    Rob Geddes MW (2003 Vintage) says:

    A style for big red lovers with a lot of fruit richness and considerable tannins to follow.

    Australian Wine Vintages 2010

    James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says:

    Very well-integrated and balanced black fruits, oak and ripe tannins; an elegant, long finish.

    Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
    95

    Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says:

    Dark, meaty aromas of raisined, currant-like fruit with undertones of plums and berries are lifted by assertive nuances of smoky oak. It's juicy and richly textured, lacking in balance and harmony, and its frankly dull and dehydrated fruit reflects an unusual measure of stress for this vintage. Drink soon.

    Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006

    James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says:

    Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005

    Jeremy Oliver (2000 Vintage) says:

    Simple, over-ripe and under-ripe red typical of this difficult vintage. Meaty, pruney fruit and greenish herbal influences finish rather lean and sappy.

    Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004

    James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says:

    Earth, vanilla, red and blackberry aromas; luscious fruit, good mouthfeel and length.

    Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

    James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says:

    Medium to full red-purple; rich, dark berry fruit and scoops of vanilla oak on the bouquet, then a succulent palate with plummy/raspberry fruit, soft tannins and good length, the oak justified (just).

    Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003

    James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says:

    Medium red-purple; a firm and complex bouquet with savoury/spicy overtones to the black berry fruit. The palate has good structure, depth and length, featuring black fruits, chocolate and some vanilla from the oak.

    Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
    94

    James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says:

    Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet is rich and concentrated, with masses of sweet vanilla oak floating on top of the fruit. The roles are more or less reversed on the palate, with richly opulent and concentrated dark cherry fruit with a smooth coating of oak and a base of soft tannins.

    Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
    91
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