94 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet-purple in color, 2008 Private Cellar Shiraz Mourvedre has a pronounced earthy / meaty nose over a core of warm black cherries, blackberries and mulberries plus wilted roses, chocolate and allspice. The palate is medium to full bodied and packed with dense flavor layers, well supported by crisp acid and a high level of exquisitely fine-grained tannins, finishing very long and elegant. Give it another 2 years in bottle for the flavors to develop and fan-out and drink this one 2013 to 2022+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2010
96 Points James Halliday
Good colour to a wine highlighting the synergy between old vine shiraz and mourvedre; the bouquet has an array of sultry black fruits which the palate builds on with its complex flavour, texture and structure all harmoniously interwoven; perfect line, length and balance; the 20-year cellaring suggestion on the label is conservative. Drink to 2040.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2011