Ranked #22 of 121 2006 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Deep red to brickred, with tawny tints. Very forward bouquet: smells like an aged wine. Rich, chewy dense palate with full body and thick tannins, rather oaky-tasting and chewy textured. Not an elegant wine but certainly has presence and flavour - and guts. Strongly oak-infused style. Stacks of mocha, blackberry and chocolate-coated flavours, supple and fleshy. Very nice wine of its style, and showing positive maturity.
96 Points Robert Parker
Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2006 Meshach is still a little mute with a core of dark plum preserves and blackberries and hints of chocolate, hung meat, damp earth and cloves. The full bodied palate is still tightly knit with a solid structure of medium to firm very finely grained tannins and racy acid supporting the dense, muscular fruit, finishing long. It still needs time to open and marry and should drink best 2014 to 2024+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2011
96 Points James Halliday
Good colour retention, as it should be; a very classy combination of a top vintage, high quality fruit, and practised winemaking; blackberry, plum, licorice and cedar are synergistically fused on the long, medium- to full-bodied palate. The cork quality is good, and may allow the wine to complete its journey. Shiraz. Drink to 2026.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2011