AUSTRALIAN GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE - 100 Top New Releases, Huon Hooke. 1 May 2009
This is a slightly rustic red, showing some funky, earthy aromas and slightly rough tannins, although the flavour is ample, bright and lively. Intense, with good line, it would work well with red meats. Rating: 90 Points.
AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2009 James Halliday
Fragrant and vibrant; while light - to meduim-bodied, has pure raspberry and red cherry fruit running through the length of the palate without the cosmetic characters of many Barossa Grenaches; 90 year old vines. Rating: 94 Points
ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE – Issue 173, October 2007
The 2006 Butchers Block Red is composed of 55% Shiraz, 28% Grenache, and 17% Mourvèdre. A saturated purple in colour, it has an alluring bouquet of smoke, garrigue, sage, black cherry, and blueberry jam. Nicely structured, with 5-7 years of aging potential, it has layers of flavour, excellent depth, and a long, pure finish. Rating: 92 Points