90 Points Robert Parker
The exceptional 2001 Shiraz Old Vine (from 110- and 40-year old vines) was aged 24 months in French and American oak, and bottled unfiltered. A saturated ruby/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of creosote, blueberries, blackberries, melted licorice, and a hint of espresso. Sweet and full-bodied, with copious fruit as well as style and grace, it is tempting to say these wines are too big and rich, but they are controlled, with surprisingly fine definition. This 2001 should drink well for 10-15 years.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. August, 2003
94 Points James Halliday
Great colour; excellent richness and depth to the blackberry/black plum fruit; deft tannin and oak management. Drink to 2016.
Source: James Halliday. December, 2003