AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2006 - James Halliday
An intense and concentrated fruit bowl of blackberry, licorice and spice; outstanding balance and length; great style and quality. Rating: 96 Points.
WINEFRONT MONTHLY - Campbell Mattinson, May 2004
The rawness and fruit purity of this wine is something to behold. It's bright and fresh, with syrupy plum and blackberry in healthy measure and flashes of nutty warmth on the finish. Tannins simply roll into the fruit, and there's a musk-smothered herbal element that seems every bit ripe. Pure shiraz. Excellent. Does the Barossa proud. Drink: Now-2016
WINE SPECTATOR - Harvey Steinman, September 15 2004
Ripe and generous, with heady ripe plum and spice flavours, but nicely refined to keep them from over-doing it, picking up a hint or raspberry and a floral note as the flavours linger beautifully. Drink now through 2010. Rating: 92 Points.
THE WINE ADVOCATE -Robert Parker, October 2004
Winemaker Peter Schulz has turned in a brilliant effort with the 2002 Shiraz. Glorius notes of creme de casis, raspberry liqueur, licorice, and vanilla (15-20% new oak is utilized) jump from the glass of this inky/ruby/purple-colored Shiraz. Great fruit on the attack is followed by an expansive, full-bodied, deep, harmonious mid-palate, and a long finish. One component of this cuvee emerges from one of South Australia's oldest Shiraz plots, planted in 1847. This 2002 should drink well for 10-12 years. Rating: 94 Points.
THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN - Halliday’s Top 100. November 20-21, 2004
Many of the vines on the Turkey Flat vineyard that go to make this wine were planted in 1847. Densely coloured, it is an intense and concentrated fruit bowl of blackberry, plum and licorice, with quite outstanding balance. Commendably moderate oak and moderate alcohol at an immoderately low price. Rating: 97 Points. Best Drinking: 2007-22. With: Eye fillet of beef.