"Another winner and sensational, the 2010 Shotfire Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon and 44% Shiraz. A whopper of a wine, it is deep ruby/purple and possesses loads of glycerin and full body along with stunning notes of wood spice, graphite, blackberry and pepper. Rich, chewy, and dense, in a typically bold, exuberant Aussie style, this is a wine to drink over the next 6-10 years."
"The 2011 Shotfire Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz (76% and 24% respectively) is a soft, velvety-textured effort displaying lots of peppery, meaty, bouquet garni notes interspersed with black currant and blackberry fruit. Round and succulent with low acidity and ripe tannin, it can be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 87 pts
"Brilliant purple. Perfumed aromas of fresh cherry, boysenberry and cola, with a smoky topnote. Lush, round and supple, offering juicy dark fruit flavors that smoothly blend richness with vivacity. A very long, gently tannic finish features persistent dark berry flavors and a touch of peppery spices." Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (July / August 2014), 91 pts
"(aged in a combination of new and used French and American oak for 18 months): Bright violet color. A smoke-tinged bouquet evokes redcurrant, dried cherry, pipe tobacco and succulent herbs. Seamless and gently sweet, offering red berry compote, rose pastille and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes long and gently tannic, with clinging sweetness and an echo of smokiness. - Josh Raynolds" - Vinous (March 2016), 90 pts