2005 Giaconda Warner Vineyard Shiraz Magnum (1500ml)
Was $299, Now $240
The 2005 Shiraz “Warner Vineyard” spent 22 months in French oak, 60% new. Opaque purple-colored, it reveals an enticing perfume of pain grille, pepper, Asian spices, smoked meat, bacon, and blueberry. On the palate it is firm and slightly lean with good flavors and a long, pure finish. Drink it over the next 8-10 years
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate #1731 (Oct 2007)
Tasted under both cork and screwcap seal at a retrospective of Giaconda wines held in early 2017.
Smoked meats. Tangy fruits. Smoky, sinewy tannins. Screwcap seems far more cohesive than the cork-sealed. One of those ‘this is why we cellar reds’ wines. No need to say much more. At its peak.
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front