93 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Apricot Block Shiraz gives notes of stewed plums, raspberry preserves and blackberry pie with underlying suggestions of tobacco, underbrush, moss covered bark and rose hip tea. Full bodied with plenty of rich fruit, an opulent spicy character is revealed in the mouth, balanced by crisp acid and medium to firm level of velvety tannins. The finish is long and savory. Consider drinking this one from 2013 to 2019+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2011