Healthy rains in winter and spring set up the vines perfectly and allowed for stress free conditions from veraison to harvesting. On the nose, the 2009 Shiraz shows earthy gravel, spicy licorice and dense dark mulberries, while the sweet upfront berry fruit presented on tasting gives way to complex cedar, earth and spice notes, wrapping up with ample structure and grip. The vibrant, juicy fruit runs the length of the palate and lingers with a “have another glass” finish.
International Wine Cellar(2004 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jul-05
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/06