Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Jones Block Shiraz 2004
Palate: Earthy, rain on granite. Roasted beetroot and chocolate.
Cellar: Drink now or hide in the cellar for 3-10 years for additional complexity.
Very good colour; McLaren Vale with a dose of elegance; finely balanced plum, black cherry and blackberry fruit; fine tannins, good oak.
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.
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.