"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."
"93 Pts.- WS. Richly spiced and expressive, showing fine definition to the texture. This offers an array of spiced plum, white raspberry, toasted almond and a hint of brioche. Mouthwatering, with a clean, zesty finish. Drink now through 2024."
"The nose starts with full-on oak toast which slowly recedes to reveal black-shaded cherry, faint coffee and even some higher floral notes. Good texture and an ever-increasing intensity as you head for the mid-palate. Long, with creamy elements."
"Fresh and elegant, yet with no shortage of tannins. Compact, with vibrant black cherry and a hint of juniper and mineral. Ends with firm tannins."
"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."
"91 Points- Wine & Spirits Magazine With lots of powerful cherry and plum fruit flavours, followed by a warming complexity and a beautifully balanced, sweet finish, this is what port, and Christmas, is all about!"
"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."