by Giaconda and Chapoutier, Beechworth

Giaconda is a family-run business producing about 2000-3000 cases per year.  It teamed up with Chapoutier to produce Ergo sum.


2011 Ergo Sum Shiraz Beechworth near close to the Victorian Alps:  Dark purple colour,  with a dense Shiraz bouquet; on the palate a nice cherry fruit with violet; not that jammy but quite peppery with a strong acidic slant, and a strong tannic undertone.  The finish is 40s long.  It is rather austere; with the tannins in danger of overwhelming the fruit.  Will it come around eventually?  It's hard to say.  Drink 2021-2028; it benefits from decanting at least 1 hour before serving.  3.25/5