Ranked #4 of 63 2011 Shiraz from Hunter
Deep red/purple hue and a rich vanilla, dark chocolate aroma. The wine is ripe and fleshy with density, depth and weight, but also elegance. Medium to full-bodied, but nicely concentrated, sumptuous and impressive. Liberal extract. A long-term wine.
Drink: 2020 to 2036
94 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Graveyard Shiraz exudes aromas of freshly crushed blackberries, red cherries and violets with hints of cedar, cinnamon stick, vanilla and Szechuan pepper. At just 13% alcohol this light to medium-bodied Shiraz offers a great intensity of flavor in a very elegant package that is supported by medium levels of finely-grained tannins, balanced acidity and a long finish. It should age very well and drink 2015 to 2026+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. June, 2013
97 Points James Halliday
Full but clear purple-crimson; as ever, an imperious wine, its power so relaxed you might walk by without stopping to gawk; blackberry, licorice and leather are sheathed in quality oak, the tannins exceptionally fine, but perfectly balanced; '11 was a very good Hunter Valley vintage. Drink to 2040.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2013