91 Points Robert Parker
The most serious effort from this estate, as well as the most expensive, is the 2001 The Hattrick, a blend of 50% Shiraz, 43% Grenache, and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. It possesses a deep ruby/purple color, tremendous fruit, a flowery component on the palate, and surprising elegance as well as definition. Although it sees 70% new oak (mostly French), the wood is well-integrated. Drink it over the next 7-10 years.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. August, 2003
89 Points Figjam
There are many over ripe and over oaked "cult wines" around these days but having plenty of both can work if there is some semblance of balance. This wine surprised me given its relatively inexpensive price point. It's not special or unique but has plenty of dark fruit which is not dehydrated and the oak does give a sweet edge but it's not porty and it all comes together with nicely integrated fine tannins. Drink Now