"95 Wine Spectator Top 100 2006 This ultrarich and decadent Shiraz comes from old vines in Greenock, a prime growing area in the Barossa. They make heady wines that don't weigh you down like some big Shiraz can. This one has zippy acidity to balance thegenerous layers of black cherry, boysenberry and black plum flavors, shaded with bittersweet chocolate and smoke notes as the finish becomes increasingly plush. Best from 2009 through 2020."
"91 WS Plum and spice aromas, with undertones of meat. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of ripe fruit. Needs time to mellow and come together. Very structured."
"Wonderfully pure mineral-infused aromas of plum, anise, redcurrant, underbrush and spice that highlight understated and impeccably balanced medium full flavors that are the epitome of finesse."
"Deep hues of purple and red reflect the density of this wine. Aromas of blackberry and raspberry are met with nuances of espresso,dark chocolate mocha, a hint of graphite, and toasted oak. Sweetripe blackberry and black plum dominate the palate with notes of anise and charred oak in the background."
"Based on Cab Sauvignon but blended with all five Bordeaux varieties, this is a dry, fairly tannic wine of elegance and sophistication. With savory cassis flavors, it should develop well in the cellar over the next 6-8 years."
"92 Points- Wine Enthusiast. With this wine, Kenwood is seriously poaching on Napa Valley cult Cab territory. Shows powerful, intense chocolate, blackberry pie filling and smoky new oak flavors wrapped into soft but complex tannins. Yes, the alcohol is high, but the wine is dry and frankly delicious."
"91 pts R.P. The 2004 Lucia offers super-ripe blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with notes of charcoal fires, terrific texture, and a flamboyant, modern-styled personality. Complex and authoritatively flavored, it should drink well for 12-15 years."
"The outstanding 2004 Vina Alarba Old Vines boasts a deep ruby/purple color, full body, and wonderful kirsch liqueur and raspberry aromas and flavors interwoven with hints of licorice as well as minerals. Despite its bold flavors, Grenache has very mild-mannered tannins, which makes it eminently quaffable on its own, yet easy to match with food - it is the ultimate barbecue red, pairing happily with lamb chops, pork loin or tri-tip."