(2006 Vintage) The 2006 Reserve Shiraz has a very deep garnet-purple color and predominately earthy aromas with notes of tar, black truffles, game and underbrush over dried plums and warm blackberry. Spice box and fresh pipe-tobacco notes emerge after a few moments. The palate leads with structure, displaying a medium to high level of grainy tannins and crisp acidity supporting the concentrated fruit. The finish is long with layers of lingering earth and spice notes.
Wine AdvocateRating: (94-96) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 148 on Aug-03