Also recommended: 2004 Emma Lydia's Garden Semillon Barossa Valley (86).
Other wines tasted: 2004 Home Block Petit Verdot Barossa Valley*.

2004 1847 Pappy's Paddock Shiraz Barossa Valley

($35) Inky violet. Ripe blackberry and blackcurrant on the nose, with hints of fresh rose and cured tobacco. Sweet dark berry and candied cherry flavors display impressive depth and a smooth, velvety texture. Whatever tannins are here are hiding underneath the ripe berry fruit. Finishes sweet and supple, with excellent persistence.

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