95 Points Robert Parker
Profound is the 2001 Shiraz Oracle, one of the flagship wines of Kilikanoon. From low yielding 40-year-old vines, produced in open top fermenters, and aged 24 months in 50% new French oak casks, there are 1,000 cases of this spectacular Shiraz. A dense purple color is accompanied by a sumptuous perfume of creme de cassis, blackberry liqueur, scorched earth, smoke, graphite, and espresso. There is tremendous density, remarkable full-bodied power, good underlying acidity, and a big, fleshy, full-throttle finish with fine acidity as well as sweet tannin. While still young, it should age for 10-15 years.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. October, 2004
94 Points James Halliday
The maximum possible amount of lusciously sweet red and black fruits, vanilla oak and soft tannins have been crammed into the bottle. Drink to 2017.
Source: James Halliday. October, 2003
Kilkanoon’s Oracle label recently gained legendary status with the American wine writer Robert Parker Jr awarding the Oracle Shiraz 2003 98 of a possible 100 points. James Halliday gave the impressive Oracle Shiraz 2001 94 points: “The maximum possible amount of lusciously sweet red and black fruits, vanilla oak and soft tannins have been crammed into the bottle.”