Petit Verdot can rarely stand on its own, but Craneford’s 2004 is an inky/blue/purple-coloured offering displaying notes of incense, liquid minerals, black fruits, and damp earth.
93 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)
The 2007 Shiraz Zippy’s Block from Roennfeldt Road in the Marananga sub region of Barossa Valley, is a brooding, burly wine with a splendid nose of plum, tar, liquorice, smoke, game, and blueberry. On the palate it is surprisingly restrained, bordering on elegant. Savoury, ripe, and medium-long; approachable now and drink well for a decade thereafter.
The wine shows an abundance of layered flavours and with careful wine making practices has made a fuller yet softer style, well structured, balance and the palate has great length.
92 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (erobertparker.com)
Shirvington’s 2008 Shiraz gives a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of warm black cherries and black raspberries over anise, chocolate box, allspice and vanilla pod. Very full-bodied and concentrated with 16% declared alcohol, this is a big mouthful yet well balanced with crisp acidity and medium-firm fine tannins, finishing long. Approachable now, it should blossom with another couple of years in bottle and drink through 2020+.
91 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)
My favorite of the Garden Series is the 2007 Shiraz Lily’s Garden from McLaren Vale. Purple-colored, it has an enticing perfume of balsam wood, lavender, incense, pepper, bacon, and blueberry. With excellent grip and balance, this smooth-textured, savory Shiraz will improve over the next 2-3 years and drink well through 2020.
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95 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com) "The 2006 Springflat Shiraz is 100% varietal aged in 100% new French and American oak. The nose offers up an array of cedar, saddle leather, boysenberry, blackberry, and blueberry compote. This is followed by a sweetly fruited, opulent wine with layers of spicy flavors, earth notes, and spice box. Balanced and exceptionally long, this large-scaled effort will evolve for another 5-7 years and be at its best through 2031."