94 Points Robert Parker
The 2004 Old Vine Shiraz (from a vineyard planted in 1961) was aged in 100% French oak. Its opaque purple color is followed by earth, graphite, and melted road tar characteristics as well as a long, full-throttle palate that has more layers, finesse, and concentration than The Bogan.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. October, 2005
94 Points James Halliday
Smooth, supple, velvety black fruits; against the majestic power of Old Bastard seems positively elegant; long, balanced palate. Drink to 2019.
Source: James Halliday. April, 2006