91 Points Robert Parker
The 2009 The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier contains 6% co-fermented Viognier. It presents a deep garnet-purple color and notes of blackberry and blueberry preserves with some raisins, violets, peach blossoms and baking spices. Rich, ripe, and nicely balanced, it’s full bodied with firm grainy tannins, crisp acid and a long finish. Drink it now to 2021+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2011
90 Points Robert Parker
Still holding up nicely, the 2009 The Laughing Magpie Shiraz / Viognier comes out of the bottle meaty, opening up to reveal tea leaves and red berries. It's medium to full-bodied, with a dusty, tannic texture and cranberries on the long, fine-grained finish.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Joe Czerwinski. September, 2018
91 Points James Halliday
Bright colour; highly perfumed bouquet of fresh blackberry, clove and roasted meat; the palate is medium bodied and lifted, much like the bouquet; a pleasurable wine. Drink to 2016.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2011