2003 Branson Coach House "Greenock Block Single Vineyard" Shiraz Barossa Valley
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2003 Shiraz Greenock Block is a big, dense plum/purple-colored, full-bodied, powerful wine offering notions of figs, blackberries, licorice, and sweet oak. With a multi-layered mouthfeel as well as a tremendous finish revealing sweet tannin, it is a macho-styled Australian red to consume over the next 12-15 years. (RP)
Ripe, velvety and generous with its black cherry, black pepper, dried tomato and licorice flavors, a counterpoint of spicy, smoky oak adding an extra layer without taking over. Has depth and persistence, excellent balance (despite some heat from alcohol) and real class.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark, saturated ruby. Superripe, porty, roasted aromas of cassis, dark cherry, plum, roasted coffee, tar and toffee. A massive, extracted mouthful of thick boysenberry and maple syrup flavors, accented by exotic oak spice. Long, almost syrupy finish. A textbook example of modern Barossa Shiraz in all its ripe, sweet glory.