93.5 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2008 RWT Shiraz presents quite a lot of cedar over notes of pure blackberry and black cherry fruit with hints of cinnamon stick, toast and underbrush. Medium bodied, concentrated and taut in the mouth, it has firm, grainy tannins and crisp acidity, finishing long. A little disjointed at this stage, it needs time to marry and should drink best 2014 to 2023+.
Source: Robert Parker (eRobertParker.com) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. January, 2012
92 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet with some purple, the 2008 RWT Shiraz is a little closed and shows dried fruits, blueberry preserves, cola, kirsch, potpourri and allspice. Medium to full-bodied and expressive, it has nice and firm chewy tannins and good length.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. October, 2015
96 Points James Halliday
Glorious, deep crimson-purple, with an alluring bouquet of black fruits, spice and cedary oak contributed by 14 months' maturation in 83% new French hogsheads. The medium- to full-bodied palate has layer-upon-layer of velvety blackberry fruit allied with notes of dark chocolate and a sprinkle of licorice and spice, silky tannins and quality oak completing the package. Drink to 2035.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2011