97 points Robert Parker: The blockbuster 2003 Shiraz Oracle... possesses classic blackberry, graphite, and cassis not...Read more...
This is polished, focused and beautifully expressive, with seductive blackberry, cream, sweet leather and spice flavors waxing and persisting throu... Read more
Dark and velvety. A vivid mouthful of violet-scented blueberry and plum on a creamy texture that lets the finish roll on and on. The tannins are we... Read more
The 2003 Shiraz Oracle may be even better than the 2002. Treated identically to the 2002, but even more powerful, dense, and long, with slightly hi... Read more
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This is polished, focused and beautifully expressive, with seductive blackberry, cream, sweet leather and spice flavors waxing and persisting through the long, generous finish. Drink now through 2016.
Dark and velvety. A vivid mouthful of violet-scented blueberry and plum on a creamy texture that lets the finish roll on and on. The tannins are well-integrated. Best from 2009 through 2016.
The 2003 Shiraz Oracle may be even better than the 2002. Treated identically to the 2002, but even more powerful, dense, and long, with slightly higher alcohol, this monster effort is well-balanced in spite of its great intensity and blockbuster size... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2003 Kilikanoon Shiraz Oracle 750ml
Dark ruby. Explosive aromas of ripe blackberry, blackcurrant and smoked meat, with abundant oak spice. Velvety and fat, even unctuous in the mouth, with kirsch, blackberry preserve, mocha and licorice candy flavors carrying a heavy load of tarry oak through the rich, fat finish. Seriously concentrated, rich and exotic shiraz, but the oak is dominating the fruit today.
The 2005 Shiraz "Oracle" was aged in 100% French oak, 50% new. Purple-colored, it exhibits aromas of cedar, damp earth, mint, blueberry, and blackberry. Made in a focused, racy, elegant style, it has luscious flavors, excellent balance, and a long, pure finish. It has several years of aging potential but can be enjoyed now and over the next 15 years.
Saturated violet. Explosive, wild aromas of blackberry liqueur, cassis, licorice root and espresso. Boasts impressive weight and power on the palate, the dark berry flavors wonderfully sweet but also focused and firmed by solid tannins. Awfully primary right now but possesses superb concentration of fruit and fine-grained, well-managed tannins. Finishes long, on a note of sweet licorice.
Amazingly, the 2002 Shiraz Oracle is slightly better than the 2001. Boasting extraordinary intensity to its graceful, blackberry, coffee, and roasted meat characteristics, this unctuously-textured, seamlessly built, massive Shiraz possesses terrific purity, a multilayered texture, and a long, heady finish. The alcohol level must be between 14-15%. The tannin is covered by considerable glycerin, so this wine can be drunk now, and will keep for 12-16+ years.
97 points Robert Parker: The blockbuster 2003 Shiraz Oracle... possesses classic blackberry, graphite, and cassis notes, a full-bodied, powerful style, great definition and purity, and surprising elegance and lightness for a wine of this size and richness. Approachable now, it should age nicely for 15 or more years. (Oct 2006)
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