Red

2004 3 Rings Shiraz Reserve

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa
  • Barossa Valley
Drink between 2011 - 2018 (Edit)
CT92.4 34 reviews
2004
2004
N.V.
Label borrowed from 2013
2013
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • Ajparent Likes this wine: (94 points)

    November 18, 2016 - Big dark flavorful fruit bomb. Open for business. The fruit hides the 16.5% alcohol content pretty well. Definitely has potential for further growth. Medium to long finish. Last bottle was opened a couple years ago, and this is definitely it's best showing yet. Was so impressed, I back filled 4 more in my cellar.

  • wtianseter wrote: (92 points)

    April 26, 2016 - Second best Aussie Shiraz I have ever had. Got this at auction but have seen it in a couple wine store I have seen in the SE US so this one is now on my try to by list. Good big body, nice balance, fruit is still fresh and the alcohol is unseen. It has a full mouth and adequate acid, and then it grows a bit and finishes nice but not spectacularly with a subtle, full, smooth, fruit finish. Doubt I can find the '04 again but will surely buy newer vintages for a reasonable price ($30ish or under)

  • tantotinto wrote: (94 points)

    December 30, 2015 - Wow! This has really blossomed since our last bottle two years ago. Then it was complex but a little overpowering, almost as big as a Vintage Port. It is still a big wine now but even more complex and it has mellowed considerably. Great nose of black fruit, cedar and a wonderful spice melange. Same on the palate with a rich peppery finish. Definitely worth the wait.

  • wrichmon wrote: (94 points)

    August 27, 2015 - Glad I hung on to these for a long time before trying the first bottle. It was pure beauty after 15 minutes in the glass. The deep ripe fruit was just as fresh as the day it was picked. Everyone enjoyed this wine a lot. Glad I have three more bottles

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  • MoreWinePlease Likes this wine: (91 points)

    August 18, 2015 - Whilst still holding well (due to its screw cap?) this is one huge extracted confabulation of spicy black raspberries, blueberries along with a little black cherry jam and black liquorice. Can't say it's integrated all that well over the years, yet it still smells good, has a big plush mid palate with enough acidity to carry on to a finish. Not the 96 pointer Parker wrote up some time ago, it still gives some gussied up pleasure with a little after burn from the 16.5 alcohol.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer 3 Rings
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Barossa
  • Appellation Barossa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 189 (57%)
  • Consumed 140 (42%)

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