95 Points Robert Parker
The 2006 Octavius Barossa Shiraz casts a very deep garnet-purple color and presents pronounced warm cherry and dried flower notes with some youthful crushed blackberries, earth, truffles, tree bark and Chinese five spice. Elegant, medium-bodied and crisp in the mouth, it gives firm fine tannins, great concentration and a very long finish. Drink it now to 2022+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2010
96 Points James Halliday
Deep colour; a surprisingly restrained bouquet, only revealing glimpses of the black fruit, licorice, char and violets on offer; the palate is powerful, but held in check by the tightly wound, focused and complex fruit; the tannins are plentiful and fine, and the acidity super-fresh, promising a long life. Drink to 2030.
Source: James Halliday. May, 2010