89 Points Robert Parker
The debut release of a new offering, the 2002 Shiraz Secret Places is sourced from a Barossa vineyard. It exhibits abundant quantities of vanilla, coconut, blackberries, and currants in its more obvious personality. Displaying more rusticity than its siblings, it does not reveal the finesse and elegance of Mitchell’s other wines, but is loaded with wood, fruit, power, and tannin. Although a bit disjointed the day I tasted it, I suspect it will come together with more time in the bottle.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. October, 2004
94 Points James Halliday
Lush, plush sweet fruit; satsuma plums and dark berries; ripe tannins, good oak. Drink to 2017.
Source: James Halliday. October, 2004
89 Points Fine Wine Club
Popular with the audience. Quite restrained. Licorice, tar and plum and a fairly tight palate. Good length and texture. Made by Kilikanoon. ($16.90) Drink in the next 1 to 5 years