Vinous 92 points - Dark purple. Intensely fruity and primary on the nose, presenting aromas of candied red and dark berries, Indian spices and violet. Juicy, penetrating black raspberry and floral pastille flavors become spicier with air and pick up a subtle licorice note. Finishes spicy and long, with excellent clarity and lingering dark berry notes.
Wine Advocate 91 points - Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Samantha’s Garden Shiraz has a rather restrained/earthy nose with a muted core of black fruits, meat, olives and a touch of mint. Ripe, rich and seductive in the mouth, it gives more on the palate than on the nose at this youthful stage, with a medium level of rounded tannins and lively acid, finishing long. Drink it 2014 to 2021+. (Feb 2013)
Wine Spectator 92 points - Supple, dark and ripe, with juicy prune and spice flavors that keep singing on the long, deftly balanced finish. Big, but well-mannered. Drink now through 2018.—H.S. (May 30 2012)