The 2005 vintage was characterised by a warm autumn that led to an early harvest of above average yields. There is no doubting the impeccable quality of the 2005 vintage, surely rated second only to the iconic 2002, in which the cornerstone varietals for Eden Valley, Riesling and Shiraz, achieved near perfect fruit ripeness.
The 2005 Shiraz is crimson purple, with an enticing nose of pencil lead, bacon, grilled meat and blueberry. Layered, ripe and full-bodied, this tasty Shiraz manages some restraint in its complex personality. Give it 3-5 years in the cellar and drink it through 2020.