2018 Giaconda Warner Vineyard Shiraz
An absolutely iconic producer from Beechworth Victoria. Established in 1982 by Rick Kinzbrunner, Giaconda has since become one of the most sought-after producers in Australia. This is truly a wine to gift or to share with friends. This Warner Shiraz is ticking all the boxes with elegance, spice and quality showing through.
A combination of whole bunches and de-stemmed, crushed fruit is transferred to large concrete tanks for fermentation. Basket pressed to French oak (up to 40% new) for ageing. The winemaker believes the '18 sits at the very top of recent Warner shiraz releases. It's certainly a beauty, and hard to resist broaching now, such is its complexity and integration. A confident, gently expressive young shiraz. Middle Eastern spices, tilled earth, bay leaf, Damson plum, light herbals, dark brooding berries. Warm and inviting, there's a lick of savouriness on the palate that lifts and catches the tastebuds' attention. That's when the fun starts. This wine takes you places. Close your eyes ... - Jeni Port 96 points, Wine Companion (February 2021)