Cooper Burns rated 5 Star winery by James Halliday and listed in the best wineries in the Barossa region – 2008 Australian Wine Companion
2007 Barossa Valley Syrah
2007 Barossa Valley Syrah - 92/100* - James Halliday – February Tasting Notes
"An opulent wine in every respect… Rich Blackberry, Plum and dark Chocolate flavours fill the supple palate. Screwcap. 14.5% Alc. Drink 2020"
2007 Barossa Valley Shiraz
2007 Barossa Valley Shiraz - 95/100* - James Halliday – 2011 Wine Companion
"Deep purple, exceptional for the vintage; the bouquet and palate take their cue from the colour; this has a generosity of blackberry fruit not often encountered from '07, the length and balance impeccable; 220 dozen made. Screwcap. Screwcap.14.8% alc. Drink to 2027."
2006 Barossa Valley Grenache
2006 Barossa Valley Grenache - 91/100* - Jay Miller - Wine Advocate # 181 Feb 2009
"Dark ruby-colored, it has an alluring bouquet of spice box and fragrant wild cherries. Velvety-textured, succulent, and pure, this nicely balanced effort can be enjoyed over the next 8-10 years"
2006 Barossa Valley Shiraz
2006 Barossa Valley Shiraz - 91/100* - James Halliday - 2009 Australian Wine Companion
"Concentrated mulberry and fruitcake aromas; pushing the ripeness limits, the palate is thickly textured, and delivers plenty of fruit on the finish. Screwcap.14.5% alc. Drink to 2016."
2006 Barossa Valley Shiraz - 92/100* - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Blackberry, black raspberry, mocha, aniseed with some toast and pepper. It's thick, sweet and richly fruited but has good shape and definition in the mouth and a long finish closing with a little grip and some warmth. Good plush wine and tasty too. Drink : 2008-2016.
2006 Barossa Valley Shiraz Viognier
2006 Barossa Valley Shiraz Viognier - 91/100* - jay Miller - Wine Advocate # 181 Feb 2009
"The enticing bouquet delivers notes of smoke, violet, spice box, game, and blueberry. This is followed by a full-bodied, layered, succulent wine with excellent depth and concentration, ab bit of structure, and a fruit filled finish. Cellar this pleasure-bent effort for 2-3 years and drink it from 2011 to 2020"
2006 Barossa Valley Shiraz Viognier - 91/100* - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar - July / August 2008
Deep ruby. Powerfully scented, complex bouquet of cassis, blueberry, violet, baking spices and incense. Fresh and lively, with brisk dark berry flavors and silky texture. Very nicely balanced wine with impressive finishing lift and clarity. This will reward a few years in the cellar but it’s already delicious.
2006 Barossa Valley Shiraz Viognier - 90/100* - James Halliday - 2009 Australian Wine Companion
"Good concentration, and quite lifted; dark and dense on the palate, with ample chewy tannins. Screwcap.14.5% alc. Drink to 2016. Drink to 2016"
2005 Barossa Valley Shiraz
2005 Barossa Valley Shiraz - 91/100* - Jay Miller - Wine Advocate # 181 Feb 2009
"Opaque purple/black in color, it reveals a nose of wood smoke, spice box, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. On the palate notes of black cherry and chocolate emerge. Smooth-textured, layered, and dense, this impeccably balanced wine will continue to blossom for another 1-2 years, and will be at its best from 2010 to 2018"
2005 Barossa Valley Shiraz - 91/100* - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar - July / August 2008
Glass-staining ruby. Smoky raspberry and blackberry on the nose, with pungent floral and herbal qualities adding interest. Fleshy and rich, with sweet dark berry liqueur flavors, velvety texture and building tannins. A subtle vanillin oak spice quality gains strength with air and lingers on the long, sappy finish. Offers surprising energy for its rich character.
2005 Barossa Valley Shiraz - 94/100* - James Halliday - 2008 Australian Wine Companion
"Rich blackberry, plum, prune & dark chocolate. Impressive power, length & overall balance. Drink to 2025"
* 94-100 Outstanding - Wines of the highest quality, usually with a distinguished pedigree.
2004 Barossa Valley Shiraz
2004 Barossa Valley Shiraz - 92/100 - James Halliday - 2007 Australian Wine Companion
"An elegant wine, with spicy black and red fruits; bright acidity, ... silky, spicy finish." Drink 2015
2004 Barossa Valley Shiraz - 90 Points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
"If you like Rockford Basket Press shiraz, I suggest that you track this down. It’s very much in the same style. Fresh, juicy, flooded with dark, balanced, medium-weight fruit flavour and seasoned with coffeed, smoky, chocolatey oak. It’s almost an old-fashioned style, but a very effective one – and this is a good version of it. Drink: 2007-2014. 90 points. "
2004 Barossa Valley Shiraz - 91 Points - Gary Walsh - Winorama
"tiny make of only 180 cases......Aromas of cherry/berry, dark chocolate, grilled meat, pepper, spice and subtle vanilla oak. On the palate fresh and vibrant with cherry, raspberry, pepper, spice, dark chocolate and more meaty savoury flavours. Plenty of tight grainy tannins. Slight warmth from alcohol. Long spicy raspberry finish. Very smart wine with plenty of class and integrity."
2004 Barossa Valley Shiraz - 93+ Points - Alex Head - Vinosense
"...deep red, ... purple hues .... no lack of primary fruit and the floral bouquet with violets, chocolate and dark berry/cherry are balanced by an expensive display of subtle creamy and vanillin spiced oak. ... the palate has gobs of ripe chocolaty dark cherry and blackberry. The mid palate reveals further fruit strength wrapped around a balanced, tightly structured acid profile .... The fruit has a glycerolic, liqueur like consistency on the back palate .... couples with fine, silky tannins ..... This is the essence of Barossa Shiraz."