"94 pts ... The purple-colored 2006 Underhill Shiraz is unlike anything out of Barossa and McLaren Vale. It reveals a complex aromatic array of cedar, violets, earth notes, black cherry, and black raspberry. Sweet and silky on the palate, it comes off as a Shiraz in Pinot Noir clothing; that is the type of finesse that this wine possesses. This unique effort should evolve for several years and offer prime drinking from 2011 through 2020."
"95 pts ... Very high quality cool-grown shiraz from 30+-year-old vines; spice, damson plum and blackberry fruit are seamlessly framed by French oak and exemplary tannins; surges on the long finish. Drink through 2021."
"93 pts ... Saturated red. Energetic, sharply focused aromas of fresh raspberry, flowers and minerals; this smells like an exotic pinot noir. Midweight red berry flavors are sweet and strikingly pure, with fine-grained tannins adding gentle grip. Refreshingly bitter rhubarb and cherry skin flavors linger on the long, sappy finish, helping to buffer the wine's luscious, sweet berry flavors."