Dense and generous, but not weighty, with a crisp edge to the blackberry and cherry flavors, lingering on the jazzy finish.
Author: Harvey Steiman
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96
This outstanding trio of McLaren Vale reds performed beautifully. One of South Australia's finest efforts is Oliverhill's 2005 Shiraz Jimmy Section. Aged in 100% French oak (33% new) for 17 months, it is an unbelievably dense wine boasting an exquisite perfume of spring flowers, blackberry and blueberry jam, smoky pain grille, and graphite. Huge intensity, full body, and stunning concentration, richness, and length suggest this spectacular wine will age effortlessly for 10-15+ years.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 - A really nice bottle of wine. Pleasantly surprised.
Self | Rating: 93
Self | Rating: 94
Best Shiraz in a while. This is not they typical blueberry ooze.
Self | Rating: 90
Dark inky in color, and a tad harsh out of the gate. Let it sit for a few hours and it calmed down a bit. The large amounts of blueberry fruit blends will with the soft tannins. However, I really wanted more of that creamy complexity from it.