93 Points Robert Parker
The 2008 Basket Press Shiraz comes from a vintage noted for a brutal heat wave during the harvest, yet it shows no raisining or dried fruit. It's still rich and full-bodied, with super ripe blackberry flavors and a bit of jamminess, then finishes dry and tannic. That dry edge will always be there, so there's no reason to defer gratification but also no rush to drink up.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Joe Czerwinski. August, 2018
95 Points James Halliday
Strong red-purple; right in the mainstream of the Rockford Basket Press style, with blackberry, plum and a hint of mocha driving the bouquet, and the smooth, supple palate; you absolutely know the wine is idling along, unused power under the bonnet; perfect balance and structure. Drink to 2028.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2011