(2008 Vintage) Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2008 The Struie offers notes of stewed plums and creme de cassis with hints of raisins, loam and chocolate box. Very big, concentrated and full in the mouth, it has a medium to firm level of chewy tannins, lively acid and a long spicy finish.
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2014
Wine Spectator(2011 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/2014
Robert Parker(2004 Vintage) "The 2004 The Struie is 100% Shiraz from 40-60-year old and 120-year old vineyards. Half of the fruit is from the Eden Valley and half from the Barossa, and the wine spends 18 months in French oak (20% new). An exotic bouquet of blackberries and other sweet fruits is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, rich red with great purity as well as focus, a laser-like precision, huge intensity, and a blockbuster finish that lasts nearly a minute. It will be even better with 2-3 more years of bottle age, ...