87 Points Robert Parker
A blend of 70% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot, the 2000 Keyneton Estate is a lean effort that spent time in both French and American oak. While it was machine as well as hand harvested, that should not have anything to do with its austere, Bordeaux-like character. The flavors are undeveloped but impressive, the tannin is high, and the finish is slightly astringent and clipped. I have some concerns about the wine’s balance. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2012?
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. August, 2003