87 Points Robert Parker
The 2000 Shiraz McLaren Vale/Padthaway is a monolithic, foursquare example that may or may not develop additional nuances. It reveals a saturated purple color along with impressive levels of licorice-imbued blackberry fruit, medium body, and a long, fruity finish. Drink this uncomplex Shiraz over the next 5-6 years.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. August, 2003
87 Points James Halliday
Medium red-purple; an aromatic bouquet with some gum leaf and red berry fruit; the firm palate is centred around similar red berry flavours; needs time to build complexity. Drink to 2008.
Source: James Halliday. August, 2002