2005 ‘Project Ghost’ Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

The 2005 Project Ghost is a perfect representation of the 2005 Vintage, Tiny yields - intense fruit and most importantly - rolling with the reality right in front of you gives a reward that cannot be planned!

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Total production 96 bottles
Released December 2022


Aged deep 'Cherry Red' with red brick fringes


Initially the nose is filled with fat rich aromas of spicy yeast buns redolent with plums. Layered over these rich base notes is a delicate aroma of red compote of cherry with a satisfying aged complexity awesomeness.


Once the dusty notes and tightness of being jammed into a bottle for 12 odd years dissipates, remarkably rich yeasty plum pudding studded with preserved red berries and raspberry cherry finishing notes leaps up. An intense mouth filling richness that lingers on and on combined with the intense fruit sweetness lift and project the flavours past the heady complexity only great bottle age can develop. Bold but beautifully balanced… not for those seeking a shy and retiring wine!!!


Vintage 2005 is definitely one of my favourites of all time. The Benjamin’s Promise, Georgie’s Walk and Alexander’s Reward have all stood the test of time... and then some. Those that know the Project Ghost loved the Shiraz Cabernet we released a few years ago, however for me the true jewel in the crown was this schnarbly little parces of 60% Cabernet 40% Shiraz I was saving for a rainy day (and Alex’s 21st.) I tucked away 16 dozen but reckon eight is enough, so are splitting the difference and making 8 dozen available & it’s a fucking CRACKER!! Cheers and good drinking, dave.