2004 Groom Barossa Valley Shiraz

Picked this one up at our local Costco for about $20. Color is deep purple and the nose is rich in red fruits (blackberry and plum) with maybe a hint of leather. I got cherry, plum, and vanilla on the palate along with a touch of pepper. Finish was moderate; the cherry still there with the hints of leather and spice.

The tasting notes state this one received a 94 from James Halliday and an 87 from Wine Spectator. I think I tend to go along with WS; it’s decent but not outstanding.