94 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Michael Shiraz is a little closed on the nose to begin, with savory scents of raw meat and yeast extract over a core of black plums, crushed blackberries and mulberries plus a touch of pepper. Tightly knit and well-structured in the mouth, it has a firm level of rounded tannins, lively acid and a long, layered finish. Drink it from 2014 to 2024+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. February, 2013
97 Points James Halliday
Convincing crimson-purple colour sends an early signal of a complete wine with a virtually limitless future thanks to admirable control of alcohol, starting in the vineyard and finishing in the winery. This is in turn expressed by red cherry (of itself unusual in Coonawarra), black cherry and spiced plum. The extensive new oak ageing means the wine needs a minimum of 7 years from vintage to reach a long plateau thereafter. Drink to 2040.
Source: James Halliday. August, 2013