94 Points Robert Parker
Seeing 16 months in French oak, 75% of which was new, the deep garnet-purple colored 2012 RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz opens to a ripe, blue fruit nose with crushed plums, blackberries and blueberries plus touches of bay leaf and some loam. This full-bodied beauty explodes in the mouth with youthful blackberry character, very fresh and vibrant acidity and a lovely toasty nuance coming from the complimentary oak notes. The long finish is fresh and fine.
Source: Robert Parker (eRobertParker.com) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. January, 2014
92 Points Robert Parker
Medium-deep garnet purple in color, the 2012 RWT Shiraz is going through a closed stage. The nose reveals youthful blackberries and wood aromas with some baking spices and Provence herbs. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant, quite pretty and fine, then finishes clean.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. October, 2015
98 Points James Halliday
May explain why Kalimna Bin 28 is the least of the Bin series reds, for this wine takes the finest shiraz from the Barossa Valley once Grange has had its choice. The call is made early, because this wine spends 16 months in French oak hogsheads (75% new), finishing its ferment in that oak, separating it at birth from Grange in American oak. The bouquet abounds with black fruits, with sub-notes of dark chocolate, licorice and some charcuterie. The palate is drop-dead gorgeous, a curious description given its strongly savoury flavour range, but it achieves the unlikely. As with all these wines, the tannin structure is exceptional, the length prodigious. Drink to 2040.
James Halliday Wine Companion.
95 Points Tyson Stelzer
Predictably coiled and reticent at this young age, quite flattering for this succulent and sumptuous release. Juicy blueberry and blackberry fruit, cherry liqueur and fresh liquorice straps assemble over layers of dark chocolate. Its glossy appeal lingers very long on a finish of great concentration and confident poise, underscored by fine, supple and supportive tannins. Impressive and deeply coloured, this is a great vintage for RWT. Drink 2017 - 2027.
Source: Tyson Stelzer.