Full-bodied, rich, classic Shiraz. A rich and vibrant dark purple color with aromas of black forest fruits, chocolate, vanilla. The flavors include plum, chocolate and spice, accompanied by fine, lingering and integrated tannins.
"Bright purple. Intensely perfumed nose displays fresh blackberry, lavender, star anise and vanillin oak. Bright and fresh on entry, with lively acidity giving lift and spine to the black and blue fruit flavors. Finishes long and sappy, with lingering smokiness and excellent clarity."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2008 Shiraz Friends is dark ruby-colored with an expressive perfume of spice box, lavender, smoked meat, and blueberry. Smooth-textured, layered, and savory, this spicy, tasty effort has good grip, depth, and length. It, too, can be enjoyed over the next 8 years. "
The Wine Advocate