AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2007 - James Halliday
A classic wine, seriously underpriced, coming predominantly from the 1847 estate plantings. Superb structure and mouthfeel, with blackberry fruit, and seamless French oak in the background. Rating: 96 points. Drink: 2023.
GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE- Huon Hooke. 100 Top new release wines, 2006
Good concentration yet also excellent drinkability. This is a powerful but not over-the-top, thickly textured red with prune-like flavours and lashings of supple tannins. Responds well to breathing. Cellaring 1-10years. Rating: 94 Points.
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD – GOOD LIVING with Huon Hooke 13 September, 2005
A big, hearty Barossa, densely structured and youthful, concentrated in colour, nose and palate with spadefuls of tannin that demands food (or age). Dried-fruit aromas. A decadent red that improves with aeration. Best: 2007-2017. Food: Gruyere
ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE – Issue 161, October 2005
The 2003 Shiraz exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue along with a classic note of smoky crème de cassis, blackberries, licorice, spice and pepper. This deep, velvety-textured, full bodied Shiraz will offer a substantial mouthful of wine over the next 7-8 years. Rating: 92 Points.
HALLIDAY’S TOP 101 – The Weekend Australian November 19-20, 2005
I simply don't understand why this wine, made from some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world (dating back to 1847) continues to be available at $45. So long as it is, it has permanent position in the Top 101. It has superb structure and mouth feel to blackberry fruit and a seamless background of French oak.