WS 2010 89 Fresh & vibrant, w/a lively mouthful of dark cherry, mocha & bay leaf flavs that linger on the firm finish. Best after 2013. Winemaker Notes WA 91 pts 2011/12 Adelaide Review Hot 100 SA Wine Winestate Magazine New Release Tasting – 4 stars Notes of warm blackberries & blueberries w/ nuances of menthol, some spice cake, anise & bacon fat. Concentrated, big, rich & ripe, & offers a very spicy palate w/ some licorice & cumin seed coming through, supported by a med level of velvety tannins, lively acidity & finishing very long. Lisa Perrotti (author).
Very deep black-crimson, The Boxer shows a full spectrum of flavors from fresh berries and plum, to fig and blackberry jam, surrounded by cinnamon spice, licorice, and lovely warm oak with hints of cigar box and tobacco. Soft luscious palate-coating fruit with incredible depth, combined with creamy chocolate oak layers producing a complex wine with amazing power.
“Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 The Boxer Shiraz has notes of warm blackberries and blueberries with nuances of menthol, some spice cake, anise and bacon fat. Concentrated, big, rich and ripe, it offers a very spicy palate with some licorice and cumin seed coming through, supported by a medium level of velvety tannins, lively acidity and finishing very long. Drink it now to 2017+.”
91 Points The Wine Advocate