94 Points Robert Parker
The 2005 Shiraz “R Reserve” spent 27 months in 100% new French oak hogsheads and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Crimson/purple, it has enticing aromas of toast, smoke, vanilla, spice box, pepper, black cherry and blackberry. Layered, opulent, and long, with well-concealed tannins, it will begin to unwind with 5-7 years of cellaring and provide pleasure through 2030.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Jay S Miller. October, 2007