The 2006 Shiraz 'Carnival of Love' was sourced from a single vineyard. The sensational nose, consisting of violets, lilacs, meat, game, leather, blueberry, and chocolate, leaps from the glass. On the palate this full-bodied wine somehow manages to combine power with elegance. The sweet tannins are well-concealed and the finish lasts for at least one minute. It will provide pleasure for 25 years but who will be that patient? 97 points, erobertparker.com.
Highly Recommended and #8 on the Top 100 Wines of 2007. A stunning wine of immense depth and integrity. Seamless from start to finish, this starts off strong and keeps building through the long, powerful finish. The flavors center on blueberry, plum, meaty cherry, cedar and cream, with a hint of mint, and the tannins are so finely polished they gleam. 95 points, Wine Spectator (US).
A very complex and intense lifted bouquet; massive flavour achieved through the alcohol; time and barbecue rump steak might work wonders. James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.