2003 Gibson Shiraz Barossa Vale


  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa
  • Barossa Valley
Drink between 2006 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • GiantRam Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 22, 2020 - Shiraz is not my type but this wine turns out to be a lovely pillow hugger. What I mean is that the wine is everything in the middle.. tannis is softer than cab sau , dryness and sweetness are in the middle.. plus it is bold with medium acidicity. Chocolate and hint of berries. Very good bargain and quality with USD 22 I find out this wine is good to chill and snack with friends. One turnoff is the screw top

  • empire80 Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 18, 2020 - Stelvin closure. Very fresh, still some red berries and a hint of cassis. This is a very good bottle and amazing value for £13.

  • jmcmchi Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 19, 2019 - Comparison tasting of stelvin versus cork closure

    Cork; dusty mouthfeel with a lot of sediment. Getting to the rich, semi-sweet stage with oxidation imminent, lots of eucalyptus over the fruit.

    Stelvin; fresh, bright fruit, brighter colour in glass, fresher aromatics, acidity holding well

    On this sample, stelvin wins it easily, 90/91 to 89.
    Stelvin, good for a few years yet, cork needs to be drunk soon

  • barrkel Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 30, 2019 - Still has some decent tannins, and depth of fruit, mild acidity. Pleasant sipping, fair hit from alcohol though. Good.

  • MSheridan Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 30, 2018 - Still quite deep with a smokiness to it.
    Fruit has mellowed but thankfully not stewed.
    Very enjoyable and perhaps not in need of drinking as badly as I had presumed although I’d recommend drinking in the near future.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2006, IWC Issue #127 (link)

    (Gibson Wine Co. Shiraz Barossa Valley McLaren Vale) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Gibson
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Barossa Vale
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Barossa
  • Appellation Barossa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 58 (38%)
  • Consumed 96 (62%)

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