"Deep crimson in colour with purple hues. A rich and intense aroma of ripe Satsuma plum, blueberries and ANZAC cookies, mingle with hints of cedar, licorice and sweet spice. Quite a mouthful of sweet, juicy fruit but balanced wonderfully with briary and sweet spice and lovely, silky tannins. A full bodied wine showing great complexity with hints of cedar and biscuit, which, in combination, flows through to the lengthy, fruitful and spicy finish. 15% alc."
"95+ pts ... Deep garnet-purple in color and intensely scented of blueberry preserves, mulberries, and stewed plums with hints of Christmas cake, smoked bacon, tar, potpourri and sandalwood, the 2010 The Freedom 1843 Shiraz is a voluptuously fruited, full-bodied wine offering an abundance of evolving blackberry and savory flavors supported by firm, rounded tannins and enlivening acid. It finishes with excellent persistence. Drink it now to 2025+."
"96 pts ... Created from the worldís oldest existing shiraz vines; there is profound restraint and depth of character on the bouquet, with dark fruits, fresh pitch and charry oak on display; the palate is lively and fresh, with vibrant acidity and silky fine-grained tannins providing an even and fine conclusion."