94 Points Robert Parker
The 2009 Ironstone Pressings GSM is a blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Shiraz and 5% Mourvedre (planted in 1918). Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is just a little restrained, offering notes of earth and tar over dark chocolate, blueberries and black cherries plus a whiff of prunes. The full bodied palate is wonderfully concentrated and structured with tons of savory fruit balanced by crisp acidity and a firm level of chewy tannins. Its finish is long and layered. Drink it 2013 to 2022+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2011
89 Points James Halliday
This wine is driven by tannin, big pebbly, chewy tannins that remain for a very long time; the density of fruit and the depth of character are also evident, but structure is obviously paramount in the winemaking to fit the name on the label. Drink to 2018.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2012