98 Points - James Halliday "From the '71 contour plantings, 50/40/10% crushed / destemmed / whole bunch. On skins for 18 days, with 15 months oak elevage. Extremely complex and intense, but perfectly balanced red and black fruits with flourishes of spice and black peppercorns. Tannins a feature."
Stuart McCloskey "Clearly, the ‘house style’ centres around offering wines which are reserved, without hiding their natural beauty. The sense of control, filigree tannins and silken mouthfeel are mesmeric. There’s a true sense of the palate being gently caressed with cashmere. There’s density but it’s silken. Amazing. The bouquet is simply glorious and resonates with the sweetest of raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry, which juxtapose perfectly against a background of smoke, grilled herbs and hot stones – a little saltiness too. The palate exudes gracefulness and is unlike any Aussie Shiraz I know (at this age). Fruit aplenty (for those who are concerned) but this wine leaves you with the impression of composure and above all, beguiling beauty. There isn't much else left to say, except this is my first sampling from Brooks Road and it’s magnificent and certainly memorable. Flawless and will be at its peak in a decade or so. Decanted for 4 hours and served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware."