96 Points - James Halliday "Fruit off the estate's Marananga vineyard planted in 1899. The wine is matured in 35% new French oak and aged 16 months. It's full-bodied, bold and rich with densely packed tannins and all manner of dark fruit, spice and gravelly/ironstone notes. Retains purity, even a brightness."
Barossa Super 100 Classification – Wines over $100
With over 100 wines featured in the Classification the list represents the depth of collectable wines of distinction being made in Australia’s most famous wine region.
93 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown "The Bogan Shiraz is the product of 100% bush vines planted in 1899. A look at the 2002 ‘The Bogan’ Shiraz revealed a deep garnet-brick color and intense aromas of mulberry and fresh fig plus plenty of cloves and Indian spices. The palate confirms that there’s still a lot of life left in this wine with its full body, medium-high level of fine-grained tannins, crisp acid and plenty of layers of dark berry fruits and spices going long into the finish."
92-95 Points - Robert Parker
The 2004 Shiraz The Bogan, a blend of 98% Shiraz and 2% Viognier aged 20 months in primarily American oak, is a seamlessly constructed wine that was tasted immediately prior to bottling. Inky/purple-colored, with superb ripeness and fruit as well as loads of cassis, blackberry, cedar, and spice box, it will be gorgeous young, yet should age effortlessly for 10-15 years.
94 Points - James Halliday
The equally deep colour has a better hue than Old Bastard; produced from estate vineyards planted in 1899 and 1965; aromas of licorice, boot polish and black fruits are followed by a distinctly savoury, spicy palate, oak and tannins playing a support role. Shiraz.