88 Points Robert Parker
The 2005 Shiraz Copper Trail was aged in a mix of new and one-year-old French oak for 24 months. Saturated purple in color, the nose reveals notes of violets, spice box, blueberry, and licorice. This leads to a medium to full-bodied wine with a solid core of peppery blue fruits and enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years. This restrained, nearly elegant effort will be at its best from 2010 to 2018.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Jay S Miller. February, 2009