"The seamless integration of Shiraz co-fermented with Viognier, generates a seductive nose of apricots, spice and ripe berries. The palate is smooth and full of rich flavour, perfect for a long lingering finish of delightfully soft Shiraz fruit, but not without the punch."
"97 Rating! Antonio Galloni Black core, deep red rim. Leaping out of the glass, this wines aromas are vibrant and inviting. It is full of mocha, spice, subtle vanilla and kirsch with dark chocolate, black olives and satsuma plums. Juicy, yet tight from the get go with plenty of life through the palate. Full of plums, spice, subtle black olives and chocolate with long fine tannins."
"Ripe and pure mixed berry fruit, spice, beautiful creamy vanilla oak laid on thick, a musky perfume - aromatically highly appealing. It's full bodied with a flood of smooth flavour and creamy silky tannin that spreads out on the finish, becoming more open weave and prominent. Additional flavours of Barossa coal, meat and soy, but it's the seductive choc-berry fruit and oak flavours that carry the day. Delicious. Exemplary modern day Barossa Shiraz."
"90 Pts.- Robert Parker. 77% Shiraz, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot. Tait's Deep garnet-purple in color with fragrant black currant, crushed black berry, and violet aromas plus hints of black pepper, mulberries, and spice box. Full-bodied with a good amount of toast and vanilla flavors coming through to compliment the black fruits on the palate, it has a medium level of rounded tannins and lively acid, finishing long."
"This Shiraz fills the glass with berry and vanilla oak aromas. Subdued earthy tones with soft ripe sweetness are displayed in perfect harmony with fine tannins."
"Bright maroon in color. Vibrant and fresh with red cherry, plum and subtle mocha finish on the nose. The velvety tannins integrate well with the fruit complexity and fresh acidity. The wine is well rounded with loads of personality; the length and persistence of flavor is an obvious and positive aspect of this parcel."
"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."
"Thick and viscous, with plenty of rich flavours of raisins, black currant, licorice, plums and a few other red berry fruits. It's lusciously sweet with plenty of warm alcohol."
"Barefoot Shiraz is perfect for a large gathering or just for sipping alongside your favorite homemade meal. Deep breaths of lavender cut in front of dark berry and mocha flavors with a smooth-as-velvet vanilla finish. It really is love at first sip."
"This medium-bodied wine has an inviting berry aroma and a soft, pleasing texture. Oliver's Shiraz is friendly and approachable wine plus loaded with soft lush fruit and supple tannins."