A big, ripe fruit spicy McLaren Vale Shiraz. Ripe, dark cherry on nose, with a hint of chocolate and mocha. Palate full, rich, with just a hint of oak. Lovely soft ripe tannin complements the fruit driven finish. A soft, but weighty traditional McLaren Vale Shiraz.
"Only one barrel was made of the purple/black 2004 The Ox. Sourced from a miniscule yield of 0.5 tons of fruit per acre, this brooding behemoth offers a superb bouquet of mineral/earth notes, pepper, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Loaded on the palate, it is intensely flavored, has great depth and grip, and a 60-second finish. Remarkably, it can be enjoyed now but will still be providing pleasure 15-20 years from now."
The Wine Advocate
"Inky ruby. Deep, smoky red and dark berries on the nose and palate, with an exotic undertone of Asian spices. Lithe and precise, becoming sweeter and sappier on the back end and packing serious punch. This silky, long, palate-coating shiraz betrays no tannins or rough edges on the broad, very long finish.
International Wine Cellar
"Rich, ripe and generous, spicy with pepper and licorice overtones to the dark berry and dried cherry flavors. Finishes with flair. Drink now through 2016."