Giaconda Warner Vineyard Shiraz 2005

  • Bright and lively.
  • Produced from a single estate in Beechworth.
  • Made by the Iconic Rick Kinzbrunner.
  • 1 or more bottles
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  • James Halliday'
    94 points
  • Campbell Mattin
    94 points
  • The Wine Advoca
    91 points
  • James Suckling
    90 points

Editors notes

The Estate Vineyard Shiraz is planted on the amphitheatre block at the top of the property with a warm north-facing exposure.

Alluring floral notes of violets, dark berries, exotic savoury spices and black pepper. Atypically feminine and pretty at this stage – beginning to develop complex characters of Charcuterie, briar, undergrowth and graphite.

Coming from the Estate Vineyard the palate is unmistakably mineral. Bright and lively matched with fine grained new oak tannins.


Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Blackberry
    • Blueberry
    • Pepper
  • Palate
    • Blackberry
    • Fruit Cake
    • Tobacco

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • James Halliday's Wine Companion

    "Fine and focused black fruits; excellent length, finish and aftertaste. 94 pts, James Halliday"
  • Campbell Mattinson

    "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."
  • The Wine Advocate

    "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."
  • James Suckling

    "Cracked pepper and highly savory on the nose. Very fine indeed. Yet, too drying and slightly stunted on the finish. Tight and green. The magic of the nose diminishes on the finish. But still digging this. Drink now."

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There are a number of different terroir levels throughout the wine region of Victoria which leads to the production of different ranges of wines. In the southern region of Victoria, the vines are regulated by the cool winds of the Bass Strait. Central Victoria consists of mostly flat terrain that tends to be drier and warmer than the rest of Victoria, which results in more fruit concentrated wines. It may be surprising to note that Victoria is the third most productive wine region in Australia, seeing as it does not have as many areas suitable for viticulture, which has resulted in the cellar door culture of Victoria being concentrated with smaller, but more personal boutique wineries.


With soils packed with minerals and a range of altitudes and terroir, Beechworth is situated on the continental side of the Victorian Alps, setting the scene for warm, sunny days as well as cool nights, which temper any heat and produce wine grapes with natural elegance.

Beechworth is home to some of the best Chardonnay produced in Australia, along with other cool-climate varietals like Pinot Noir. A focus on small batch production lends a boutique air to Beechworth with winemakers being hands-on when it comes to every aspect of their vines and wines.

About the brand Giaconda

The Giaconda Vineyard and Winery was established by Rick Kinzbrunner just outside of Beechworth, Victoria. Originally a mechanical engineer with an 'interest' in wine, Kinzbrunner studied at the University of California at Davis before working at a handful of local wineries including Stag's Leap, Simi and Matanzas Creek as well as the famed Chateau Petrus, on Bordeaux's Right Bank. In 1982 after returning to Australia, Kinzbrunner purchased land and planted the classic varieties of Chardonnay, Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Situated in the foothills of the Victorian Alps, warm days and cool nights provide ideal ripening conditions for the grapes while the moderately fertile soil provides just enough support to allow the varietal character to shine through. The first wines produced under the Giaconda label were released in 1987.Considered one of AustraliaÕs best winemakers, Kinzbrunner was awarded the Australian Winemaker of the Year by Gourmet Traveller Wine in 2003 as well as one of Decanter MagazineÕs top ten white winemakers in the world in 2006.

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