(From 2006 Vintage) Purple-colored, it has an intense aromatic display of smoke, violets, mulberry, blueberry, and chocolate. This leads to a full-bodied, plush, wine with layers of ripe, spicy black fruits, excellent focus and delineation.
"Black crimson in colour, this wine leaps from the glass with powerful aromatics of blueberries, ripe sweet fruit, liquorice and undertones of chocolate biscuit while you’re drinking a glass of milk. The seductive texture is laced with fresh fruit flavours, coffee, smooth chocolate and warm spice - a full bodied Shiraz with an endless depth of fruit." -Winery
WA: 93 pts ‘… the 2010 Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz presents a very deep purple black color and is profoundly scented of warm black berries, blueberry pie filling, licorice and cloves with hints of Chinese five spice, mocha and cedar. Very rich, powerful and very full bodied, the concentrated fruit is well balanced by a medium to firm level of rounded tannins and lively acid. It has a very long milk chocolate and coconut laced finish’. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, www.erobertparker.com
16.5% alcohol! must decant for 3+ hours to let that burn off before this can be approached.
less blue fruit than 2009. more typical Shiraz.
too strong did not like as much as penfolds 128
Strong but mellow, simple finish and sweet
40th Bday wine at Cafe Santa Fe
Robert ParkerRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/15/2012