d'Arenberg Ironstone Pressings GSM 2003 1.5L, McLaren Vale
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 92 pts - The 2003 The Ironstone Pressings GSM is a gorgeous blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Shiraz, and 5% Mourvedre. It explodes from the glass with notes of Provencal herbs, black cherries, cassis, pepper, licorice, and incense. A wine of great intensity, richness, body, and purity with terrific balance as well as a layered mouthfeel, this superb Australian red should be consumed over the next 10-12 years. - Oct 2005
James Halliday's Wine Companion - 94 pts - Sturdy red and black fruits, chocolate and savoury tannins, all on a scale the Barossa doesn't deliver; seamlessly integrated tannins and oak ex barrel ferment. Date tasted 6 Oct 2005. Drink by 2015.