92 Points Robert Parker
Medium to deep garnet colored with touch of brick, the 2001 RWT Shiraz opens to notes of tree bark and dusty earth enveloping a meaty, gamey core that is accented by touches of dried berries and potpourri. Quite a lot of fruit and savory flavors in the mouth plus chewy tannins to structure the long finish.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. October, 2015
87 Points Robert Parker
The 2001 Shiraz RWT reveals an attractive dense ruby/purple-tinged color as well as an earthy, plum, cherry, and peppery-scented bouquet, medium to full body, and slightly intrusive acidity. The fruit and weight are such that the acidity is only a minor annoyance as opposed to dominating the wine’s character and compressing its texture. While acceptable, it could have been a lot better. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. January, 2004
94 Points James Halliday
Powerful blackberry fruit aromas; similarly powerful and concentrated dark fruit palate; oak and tannin extract in balance. Drink to 2021.
Source: James Halliday. July, 2004