90 Points Robert Parker
The 2010 Tamburlaine Reserve Hunter Syrah displays a deep garnet-purple color and aromas of cassis, ripe blueberries and tar with hints of aniseed, cumin, damp earth and black pepper. Medium-bodied and taut in the mouth, it has a good backbone of crisp acid and medium to firm chewy tannins with just enough muscular fruit going long into the pepper-laced finish. Approachable now, it should open with a further 6-12 months in bottle and drink through 2016+.
Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. January, 2012
88 Points James Halliday
Mid crimson; the bouquet is thoroughly dominated by raw oak aromas, and peering through beneath are red fruits and spice; the palate is rugged, unevolved and very dry, with the fruit struggling at this early stage to move beyond the wood; time may see this improve. Drink to 2018.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2012