93 Points Robert Parker
The 2005 Shiraz “Oscar Semmler” was aged for 22 month in new and 1 year French oak. It offers a superb perfume of toasty oak, spice box, bacon, truffle, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Velvety-textured, seamless, and ripe, it has layers of spicy black fruits, soft tannins, and a long, pure finish. It will benefit from several years of cellaring and drink well through 2025.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Jay S Miller. October, 2007
94 Points James Halliday
Finely crafted; the wine builds flavour progressively through to the long finish; here gently spicy tannins and quality oak coalesce. Drink to 2025.
Source: James Halliday. July, 2007