92 Points Robert Parker
Medium to deep garnet in color and very perfumed with violets and wilted roses wafting over a core of kirsch and blueberry preserves, the 2005 Shiraz Viognier is more peppery in the medium-bodied mouth and is framed by balanced acid, medium levels of grainy tannins and a long finish. Drink it now to 2017+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. June, 2014
96 Points James Halliday
Fragrant and aromatic; a picture of medium-bodied, silky, satin elegance; if you want a musical analogy, think of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Spring. More prosaically, is very different to the '06, even allowing for the time in bottle, with more finesse and less power. Drink to 2025.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2007
The brilliant 2005 Shiraz/Viognier reveals a dark ruby/purple hue along with an exotic, flamboyant bouquet of peach jam intermixed with blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Deep and rich with excellent precision, full body, sweet tannin, and decent acidity, it can be enjoyed over the next decade.Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) December, 2006 by Robert Parker