Wynns Michael Shiraz 2010 750ml, South Australia
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 94+ pts - Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Michael Shiraz is a little closed on the nose to begin, with savory scents of raw meat and yeast extract over a core of black plums, crushed blackberries and mulberries plus a touch of pepper. Tightly knit and well-structured in the mouth, it has a firm level of rounded tannins, lively acid and a long, layered finish. Drink it from 2014 to 2024+. - Feb 2013
James Halliday's Wine Companion - 97 pts - Convincing crimson-purple colour sends an early signal of a complete wine with a virtually limitless future thanks to admirable control of alcohol, starting in the vineyard and finishing in the winery. This is in turn expressed by red cherry (of itself unusual in Coonawarra), black cherry and spiced plum. The extensive new oak ageing means the wine needs a minimum of 7 years from vintage to reach a long plateau thereafter. Date tasted 1 Aug 2013. Drink by 2040.