Opened 90 mins before drinking, double decanted. Was a little musty on the nose initially. Taste showing some level of age, but still elements of freshness. Fruit was intense, but not overly sweet. Great length. Love the wine.
Eight years after my last taste, I'd say virtually the same thing. Still a beast, opulent but more drinkable than most of the premium Australian Shiraz. Agree with Tarheel, probably the best Aussie Shiraz ever for me. Drinking well now but I'm in no hurry to finish my last bottle, could easily sit another 5 years.
Decanted 1 hour. Very Heathcote, campfire smoke, coffee, topsoil, oiled leather, hazelnut. Nice balanced dark black and red fruit, meaty character to the palate. Drinking well now, it absolutely does not need any more time. Drink now-2015.
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(JASPER HILL GEORGIA'S PADDOCK) #1; COLOR-great; NOSE-really nice dark chocolate, raspberry, still tight, more polished; TASTE-Wow, HUUGE wine, tremendous backbone & structure, great mid-palate, firm-long-rich-rugged tannins coming from beginning of mid-palate all the way to the finish; dark chocolate flavors on the finish, little leather, shoe polish, very dark, black currant, mountain fruit, Polished, this is how great Shiraz can come across as World Class; based on tannins could last 35 Years!; Unbelievable & Spectacular effort, reminds me of $200-$500 Penfold Granges; RP-94; GV-95
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