Joe Czerwinski (robertparker.com) "Hints of eucalyptus and bay leaf appear on the nose of the 2017 Samantha's Garden Shiraz. Cola and plum notes fill out the full-bodied palate, balanced by crisp acids and some ripe, supple tannins. Like all of the Garden series wines, it should drink well for a decade."
96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck "More reserved but no less brilliant, the 2017 Shiraz Lily's Garden comes from the McLaren Vale and spent 18 months in just 9% new French oak. Classic Syrah notes of dark black fruits, damp herbs, scorched earth, and obvious minerality give way to a medium to full-bodied beauty that is flawlessly balanced, textured, and seamless. It’s up with the finest vintages I’ve tasted of this cuvée and will keep for upwards of a decade."
95 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "Big, floral, fresh, tannic, svelte and more. Not entirely sure how it manages to combine all these things. It’s a blueberried, boysenberried, plum-driven shiraz with plenty of heft and a prettiness too. And then there’s big drag of tannin. It’s a top shelf release. No alcohol heat either."
Joe Czerwinski (robertparker.com) "Peppery and meaty on the nose, the 2017 Charlie's Garden Shiraz is nevertheless ripe and fruity at the same time, with boysenberry and blueberry notes to sustain it across the medium to full-bodied palate. Silky and rich, it picks up hints of mint and licorice on the long finish."
96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck "In the Single Vineyard series, the 2016 Shiraz Yacca Block Single Vineyard comes from the Eden Valley which is just to the west of Barossa. It offers a gorgeously complex bouquet of black raspberries, toasted spices, blackberries, ground pepper, and dried flowers. Deep, opulent, voluptuous, and incredibly texture on the palate, it has no hard edges, fine tannin, and a great finish. It’s my favorite of the Single Vineyard releases and can be drunk anytime over the coming 10-15 years."