Wild Duck Creek Estate Springflat Shiraz Pressings 2005 750ml, Heathcote
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 95 pts - The 2005 Shiraz 'Springflat'? was aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak with the balance equal portions of seasoned French and American oak. It emits an alluring bouquet of cedar, saddle leather, boysenberry, mulberry, blackberry, and blueberry compote. Opulent, layered, with tons of flavor nicely concealing a blanket of ripe tannins, this superb Shiraz will evolve for 6-8 years and drink well through 2025. The 2005 Shiraz 'Springflat Pressings'? is similarly styled but slightly more dense and packed than the Springflat. It should offer slightly more aging potential - Oct 2007
James Halliday's Wine Companion - 95 pts - Despite lower alcohol, impressive richness and depth; velvety blackberry, plum and some licorice; one cannot help but ask why it was not back-blended with the standard Springflat. The tannins are soft, not rough, and in perfect balance. Date tasted 12 Aug 2007. Drink by 2020.