95 Points James Halliday
93% shiraz, 7% cabernet sauvignon from McLaren Vale, Robe, The Peninsulas, Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully, Adelaide Hills and Mount Benson, matured for 12 months in 50+yo large oak vats. Deep crimson-purple; an almost tarry note lurks in the blackcurrant, tapenade and earth of the bouquet; there is a torrent of flavour, richer yet cooler than many '15s. Drink to 2045.
Source: James Halliday.
96 Points huonhooke.com
Deep, bright red/ purple with a bright, fresh-fruit aroma of blueberry, blackberry and spices, with a lick of aniseed and an earty overtone. As usual, its lacks the charry-oak and graphite note that other Penfolds shirazes possess. A lovely soft, rounded, fleshly shiraz, which is supple and smooth and yet full bodies as well, and structured for cellaring. Full-bodied and with a core of sweet fruit, this is a delicious shiraz. Succulent, indeed. I could drink it right now. (7% Cabernet Sauvignon) Drinking 2018-2045 Drink 2018 - 2045.