Youthful ruby. Powerful, brooding aromas of bark berry skin and cherry compote. Deep dark fruit flavors are enlivened by a smoky, candied flower quality and given a serious mien by licorice and cocoa powder. Sweeter vanilla and cola qualities gain power on the long, sappy finish. Plenty rich, but this possesses very good bones too.
Dark ruby-colored with a bouquet of mulberry, plum, blueberry, and a hint of chocolate. This leads to a full-bodied elegant style of Shiraz with a plush texture, good depth, and nicely integrated oak, tannin, and acidity. The finish is lengthy and there is enough structure to carry the wine for a decade.
The 2004 Shiraz Trust (96% Shiraz and 4% Viognier) exhibits a floral, sexy, exotic bouquet displaying loads of black fruits intermixed with spring flower garden character. Rich, full-bodied, and intense, it should be consumed over the next 7-10 years.