"95 Wine Spectator Top 100 2006 This ultrarich and decadent Shiraz comes from old vines in Greenock, a prime growing area in the Barossa. They make heady wines that don't weigh you down like some big Shiraz can. This one has zippy acidity to balance thegenerous layers of black cherry, boysenberry and black plum flavors, shaded with bittersweet chocolate and smoke notes as the finish becomes increasingly plush. Best from 2009 through 2020."
"91 pts R.P. The 2004 Lucia offers super-ripe blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with notes of charcoal fires, terrific texture, and a flamboyant, modern-styled personality. Complex and authoritatively flavored, it should drink well for 12-15 years."
"91 WS Plum and spice aromas, with undertones of meat. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of ripe fruit. Needs time to mellow and come together. Very structured."
"93 Pts.- WS. Richly spiced and expressive, showing fine definition to the texture. This offers an array of spiced plum, white raspberry, toasted almond and a hint of brioche. Mouthwatering, with a clean, zesty finish. Drink now through 2024."
"The nose starts with full-on oak toast which slowly recedes to reveal black-shaded cherry, faint coffee and even some higher floral notes. Good texture and an ever-increasing intensity as you head for the mid-palate. Long, with creamy elements."
"Fresh and elegant, yet with no shortage of tannins. Compact, with vibrant black cherry and a hint of juniper and mineral. Ends with firm tannins."
"Dominated complex nose, intense aromas of cherry, spice and hints of truffle. Complex and full body with intense aromas of red fruit and rich tannins. It accompanies red meats, game and cheeses."
"Wonderfully pure mineral-infused aromas of plum, anise, redcurrant, underbrush and spice that highlight understated and impeccably balanced medium full flavors that are the epitome of finesse."