"The 2006 Shiraz 9 was tasted from a barrel sample. It has been barrel-fermented in new French and American oak barriques and hogsheads where it has been aging for 14 months (with another 2 months to go prior to bottling). It delivers an alluring bouquet of pain grille, smoke, mocha, espresso, and blue fruits. This is followed by a full-bodied, personality-filled Shiraz with blueberry, blackberry liqueur, licorice, and a hint of chocolate emerging on the palate. Opulent, sweet, and lengthy, it will evolve for several years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 12-15 years."
-Wine Advocate 92-95
This mouth-filling blockbuster has a superbly concentrated nose with loads of blackberries, spice, and plum fruit. Opulent and elegant, with a beautiful texture, its powerful structure exhibits espresso, raison and chocolate layers intermixed with toasty vanillan oak and beautiful lingering silky tannins.