Ranked #22 of 143 2010 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
An excellent bottle, bright, youthful and vigorous, and just sarting to drink really well, with many years left to go. Savoury bouquet of smoky cedary dark-chocolate and roasted characters, the palate full-bodied and dense, rich and beautifully balanced, the tannins abundant and yet supple. Still shows a lot of primary fruit. A very smart vintage of this classic red. (cork; 14% alc.)
Drink: to 2035
96 Points James Halliday
Deep garnet with a purple hue; this benchmark wine from an iconic producer is laden with vibrant purple and black fruits, floral notes, earthy complexity and well executed oak handling; the palate is juicy, direct and layered, with fine-grained tannins providing an armchair ride for the vibrant and plush fruit that is on board. This will age tremendously well, but many will enjoy it without giving it that chance. Drink to 2030.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2013