88 Points Robert Parker
The deep ruby/purple-colored 2001 JSM (70% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers a dense, peppery, black cherry and currant-scented bouquet, medium to full body, and a chunky, monolithic but attractive personality. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. August, 2003
90 Points James Halliday
Medium to full red-purple; solid, dark fruits and touches of dark chocolate and vanilla oak on the bouquet lead into a well-balanced, medium-bodied palate with sweet, chocolatey fruit and ripe tannins. Trophy and gold medal winner at the McLaren Vale Wine Show. Drink to 2010.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2003
90 Points Figjam
Smoky Oak, rich and ripe with a hint of mocha. Medium fine tannins bring together a nicely balanced dry red that carries its 14.5% pretty well. This wine exemplifies the virtues buying secondary market table wine. Drink Now