94 Points Robert Parker
The 2009 Shiraz was 100% barrel fermented and aged for 17 months in 60% new oak (65% French and 35% American). Very deep purple-black colored, it reveals aromas of creme de cassis, blackberry compote, dried mulberries and spice cake with underlying hints of cinnamon stick, toast, anise, cedar and sandalwood. The palate is very full bodied and voluptuous, packed with warm blackberry and spice flavors and supported with refreshing acid and a firm level of grainy tannins. The finish is long and complex with some youthful oakiness. It should drink best 2013 to 2021+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2011