Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

29th February, 2012

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2009 Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz presents ripe, rich, blueberry compote and warm blackberry notes with hints of cloves, liquorice and earth. Full bodied with good concentration of pure berry and spice flavours, it is nicely balanced by crisp acid and a medium level of rounded tannins, finishing long.  

Decanter

1st November, 2011

Dark blackberry and foresty notes. Supple, well-rounded palate with a creamy chocolate and raspberry flavour, and citrus acidity.

JancisRobinson.com

13th August, 2011

Richard Hemming, 16.5 points

Has lovely definition to the fruit [and] all the bountiful generosity it should have.

Australian Wine Companion

27th July, 2011

James Halliday, 93 points

Good crimson-purple...the complex bouquet of black fruits with hints of liquorice and oak leads into a long and intensely savoury/spicy black fruit palate, the 25% French oak sewn into the wine.

TheWineGang.com

1st November, 2011

90 points

The Barossa representative of a new project set up to make wines from different regions in South Australia, this is a really sumptuous, glossy, well-made Shiraz. An intense hit of dark peppery blackberry fruit and cocoa fills the palate, which is textured with soft silky tannins. Easy-drinking but not in the least bit facile.

Gourmet Traveller Wine

1st October, 2011

Peter Forrestal

Vibrant floral aromatics highlighting blueberry notes. There are bright black plum, dark cherry and chocolate flavours that are rich and concentrated, fleshy almost velvety texture and balanced fine, ripe tannins. It has the structure, weight and tannins to improve over the next few years.

Wine Spectator

31st July, 2011

Harvey Steiman

Supple, fresh-tasting and juicy, with currant and blackberry fruit, finishing with a tangy mineral note and lingering easily.