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2008 Giaconda Wines Shiraz Warner Vineyard Beechworth Victoria
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2013

Inky ruby.  Explosively perfumed, smoke-accented aromas of blackcurrant, boysenberry, candied licorice, cola and exotic Indian spices.  Lush, supple and palate-coating, with deeply concentrated, almost liqueur-like black and blue fruit flavors and an energizing note of black pepper.  Suave and appealing now but some late, gripping tannins suggest that this wine will reward further patience.

94 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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