Branson Coach House Block Shiraz 2005 750ml, Barossa Valley
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 96+ pts - The back strapping 2005 Shiraz 'House Block - Rare'? is purple/black in color. It reveals aromas of cedar, wood smoke, cassis, blackberry, and blueberry compote. Full-bodied, thick, and rich, this opulent wine is nearly over the top. Intense, powerful, and very long in the finish, it can be drunk over the next 10-12 years. Oct 2007.
Wine Spectator - 93pts - Lithe and focused, layering its black cherry, plum and dark spice flavors on a polished frame, the tannins beautifully submerged to let the fruit and savory notes sail through the finish and keep singing. Best from 2009 through 2015. 1,473 cases made. -HS, December 31 2007.