Gibson Barossa Vale Shiraz 2004

McLaren Vale
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94 Points - James Halliday

Deep colour; abounds with blackberry, dark plum, chocolate and licorice fruit; restrained oak; delicious finish.

Taste & Aroma

94 Points - James Halliday

Deep colour; abounds with blackberry, dark plum, chocolate and licorice fruit; restrained oak; delicious finish.

92 Points - Robert Parker

A multi-regional blend of 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2004 Shiraz reveals abundant amounts of sweet blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of creosote and toasty oak. Well-made and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin and low acidity.


Rob Gibson's wine interest began whilst working for Penfold’s in Auckland, New Zealand back in 1974. On his return to Australia he began working in the Penfold’s Cellar which started a long and successful career spanning 22 years under Penfold’s tutelage.

In 1981 and 1982 the chief winemaker of Penfolds formulated a viticulture project aimed at selecting the very best quality Shiraz grapes for Grange Hermitage production. This ground-breaking work developing new assessments and discovering new information about the production of the very best Shiraz, led to the establishment of a dedicated viticulture department. The new systems connected the vineyard block characteristics at veraison, and again prior to harvest with the resultant wine characters and its value. He led this department as the Group Viticulturist until he left to start Gibson Wines.

He now runs the Gibson winery with his wife Anne and their knowledgeable team of wine enthusiasts. They have a vineyard in the Barossa Valley at Light Pass and one in the Eden Valley and also purchase grapes from the McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. With over 40 years in the wine industry Rob’s hand-crafted wines reflect expert site selection from across the Barossa Valley and a focus on producing balanced and flavourful wines.

Gibson Wines


McLaren Vale is situated south of The Barossa Valley in South Eastern Australia. The local climates vary enormously according to altitude and exposure to the cooling sea breezes. Red grapes flourish here due to the warm climate and varied soil type and the region is best known for soft and juicy Shiraz, old-vine Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean climate with four clear seasons. We can highly recommend the producers Kay Brothers, Clarendon Hills and Shirvington Estate from whom we have some fantastic wines.



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