97 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com) "Opaque purple, with glass-coating glycerin, it offers up a complex array of lavender, violets, blueberry, blackberry, and fresh road tar. Full-bodied, on the palate the wine has great concentration with a noticeable uplift from the Viognier, gobs of spicy black fruits, opulence, and well-concealed tannins which will carry this wine for 10-15 years of further evolution. Drink it through 2030."
96 Points - Stuart McCloskey "The 2005 is composed of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier and is sourced from young Run Rig cuttings. Glass-coating glycerine and a complex array of lavender, violets, blueberry and blackberry on the nose. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated with a noticeable uplift from the Viognier (and firm nod towards a great Hermitage). The purity and definition here is simply beautiful."