"Tightly packed with bright plum, currant and spice flavors, this one has remarkable focus that lets the flavors roll beautifully through the firm tannins onto a long and promising finish. Best from 2006 through 2012. 350 cases imported."
-90 Points Wine Spectator
"Meaty, burnt sugary aromas are deep. On the palate, tannins are chewy and red fruit is dressed up with coffee and mocha; coffee continues through the long finish. Bears some resemblance to the 1994 Reserve Shiraz, which is still going strong. Drink through 2012."
-91 Points Wine Enthusiast
"Medium ruby. Ripe, vibrant and nicely focused aromas of crushed blackberry, blackcurrant, basil, exotic incense and vanilla. Dense and thick, with round, supple flavors of dark berries, creme de cassis kirsch, mocha and roasted meat. Finishes fat and creamy without losing its focus or verve."
-91 Points International Wine Cellar
Powerful blackberries and blackcurrant flavours together with licorice and dark chocolate. These flavours are balanced by firm acidity and fully integrated tannin giving a wine of extraordinary depth and length of finish. This is the epitome of our Reserve Shiraz style.
The fruit for the Reserve Shiraz was primarily sourced from our ‘Willows Block' at Fox Creek and harvested between 14° and 14.5° Baumé. Fermentation on skins was for 8 days with a proportion of the wine (40%) completing fermentation in new American (80%) and French (20%) oak. The wine was matured for 15 months in new and 1 year old American oak. During this time it was racked 3 times allowing us to assess the quality of the wine and fine-tune our oak handling.