92 Points Robert Parker
Aged 28 months in neutral French oak, and bottled without filtration, this is a spectacular effort. An opaque purple color accompanies fabulous aromas of creosote, blackberry liqueur, melted licorice, and truffles. This layered, opulently-textured, extremely concentrated 1999 possesses low acidity, spectacular fruit purity, and massive palate presence. This is not for readers looking for understated, restrained, European-inspired reds. It is a classic Barossa Valley, nearly over the top Shiraz fruit bomb.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. October, 2002