Deep red in colour. The lifted nose has ripe rasberries and anise, with choc mint oak characters. The palate is full bodied with fantastic berry fruit, plums, liquorice and complexing oak. There is a great depth of fruit with savoury oak and mouth coating tannins. The fruit, oak and tannins all combine to give the wine great length of fl avour. This wine drinks well now and will age up to 7 years.
92/100 - Wine Advocate. "The 2005 Shiraz Shotfire Ridge beefs up the oak and fruit intensity in a full- bodied, chocolaty, rich, ball buster styled Barossa Shiraz that coats the palate, stains the teeth, and provides an intense mouthful of wine. It should drink well for 10-12 years. It is a remarkable value." (Australia)
International Wine CellarDeep, saturated purple. Dusty deep aromas of espresso-tinged blackberry, blueberry and blackcurrant. Lush, velvety and sweet, the blackberry and blueberry flavors veering toward liqueur-like but retaining focus and clarity. I suspect that many hard-core Old World palates might find this a bit too much but I'm impressed.
Ken's Wine GuideThis dark purple wine has a bouquet that explodes from the glass. The wine has very forward dark berry aromas and a touch of heat on the nose. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is extracted, f...