88 Points James Halliday
Medium red-purple; the moderately intense bouquet has a range of berry, earth, vanilla and a touch of spice; it flows logically enough into the medium-bodied palate, with blackberry, plum and spice supported by light tannins and subtle oak. Tradesman-like rather than exhilarating. Drink to 2008.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2003
"A knock-out red, the 2000 Shiraz Mt. Edelstone reveals a brooding purple color, great intensity, and tremendous power yet overall there is a sense of restraint as well as admirable purity of character. No wimpish effort, it is a layered Shiraz that builds incrementally across the palate, offering expansive blackberry, earthy, peppery notes with smoke and wood in the background. This cuvee, produced from an 86-year old vineyard in the northern sector of Eden Valley, will be even better with 2-3 more years of bottle age; it will last for 12-15 years."
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #148 Aug 2003