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Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Jones Block Shiraz 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale , Australia
  • JH 94
  • WS 92
  • RP 89
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Winemaker Notes

Nose: Dark rose flowers, violets and raspberry coulis. Carmelized Spanish onions and balsamic vinegar. Asian spices and soy.

Palate: Earthy, rain on granite. Roasted beetroot and chocolate.

Cellar: Drink now or hide in the cellar for 3-10 years for additional complexity.

Critical Acclaim

JH 94
Australian Wine Companion

Very good colour; McLaren Vale with a dose of elegance; finely balanced plum, black cherry and blackberry fruit; fine tannins, good oak.

WS 92
Wine Spectator

Polished and vibrant, a silky wine with gorgeous tobacco-scented blackberry and dark plum flavors that sail on and on through the open-textured finish. Pure and seductive, appealing now but it can get better with cellaring.

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RP 89
The Wine Advocate

The chocolate, berry fruit, pepper, and spice characteristics found in the 2004 Shiraz Jones Block Sexton are alluring. A deeper, more layered effort than the Pinot Noir, it possesses good density, ripeness, size, and balance. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.

Giant Steps

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Giant Steps, McLaren Vale, Australia
Giant Steps
Giant Steps is owned and operated by a small team - Phil, Allison and Harry Sexton. Their story starts 1600 miles and 23 years ago when Phil established the Devils Lair vineyard in Margaret River. He was joined there in 1990 by Allison, an American biochemist. Five years later, their son Harry was born. While they loved the wines they were producing, they dreamed of creating a small, specialized cool climate vineyard together, as... View More