d'Arenberg Ironstone Pressings GSM 2002 1.5L, McLaren Vale
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 93 pts - The 2002 Ironstone Pressings GSM may be the finest example of this cuvee I have yet tasted. A blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, and 5% Mourvedre, its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by an explosive perfume of dried herbs, black fruits, ground pepper, licorice, and old oak. This full-bodied, powerful, opulent blend boasts loads of fruit, wonderfully sweet glycerin, and a long finish with outstanding purity, definition, and structure. Drink it now and over the next 10-12 years. - Oct 2004
James Halliday's Wine Companion - 93 pts - Deep colour; massive wine with great depth of multi-flavoured black fruits and tannins. Date tasted 10 Nov 2003. Drink by 2017.