92 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet purple colored, the 2009 O’Riada Shiraz (co-fermented with 5% Viognier) has a fragrant nose of black raspberries, crushed black cherries, dark chocolate, cloves and just a hint of torn mint leaves. The palate is nicely balanced with a medium to full-bodied, crisp acid, great concentration and a long finish that straddles spice and fruit. Drinking now, it should cellar nicely to 2019+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. May, 2011
96 Points James Halliday
Crimson-purple; a highly fragrant bouquet of spice red and black fruits introduces a finely crafted, medium-bodied palate; spicy pepper and blackberry and fine-grained tannins run through to the long finish; great class. Drink to 2029.
Source: James Halliday. August, 2010