Medium-deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 XYZ Shiraz has a good intensity of pure blackberry and black cherry aromas over anise, tree bark, violets and cumin seed. Very crisp and medium-bodied in the mouth, it has just enough flesh with a medium level of very fine grained tannins and a long berry laced finish. Consider drinking this one 2012 to 2018+. 91+.
Lisa Perotti-Brown MW – The Wine Advocate #194