92 Points Robert Parker
Comprised of Shiraz (92%) and Mourvedre (8%), the 2009 Private Cellar Shiraz Mourvedre gives a deep garnet-purple color and fragrant, spicy aromas of cassia, cloves and fenugreek over a core of blackberry preserves, warm blueberries and crispy duck skin. The medium to full bodied palate has plenty of spiced berry flavors with very crisp acidity and a medium level of rounded tannins, finishing long. Drink it now through 2021+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2011
97 Points James Halliday
Light, clear crimson; given the medium-bodied weight of the wine, the intensity and length of the wine is prodigious; unlike the '08, red fruits are the main theme, rather than black, on the aromatic bouquet and through the palate. Made from very old vines, and comes with a 20-year cellaring guarantee; French oak and fine tannins complete the story of its ultra-limited production. Drink to 2034.
Source: James Halliday. September, 2011