Wine.comColor: Glistening purple Nose: Giveaway, pristine Barossa Valley Shiraz fruitaromas; fresh blueberry pie and blood plum. Abarrel-fermented vapor net entraps scents ofcinnamon and nutmeg, violet and bergamot.Flirting strawberry yogurt and freshly cutrhubarb aromatics unwittingly entice. A noseof elevated and finessed perfumed high notes ala RWT! Palate: The palate is balanced and full-bodied with asilken, lush, tofu-like texture, replete withgenerous, ripe, even yet firm tannins. Flavors ofwild-berry fruits - blueberry, boysenberry andloganberry, again verging towards read more...raspberryyoghurt, redefine the sweet-conservedescriptor - neither porty nor residual sugarsweet,but lush and (dry red) unctuous. This isanother great Barossa vintage, highlighting thestrength of any of the Barossa sourced 2005 reds. Food pairings: Ideal with beef, duck and game. (hide)
Wine & SpiritsRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/09.
Wine SpectatorRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/03.