Deep, saturated purple colour with a chocolate, mocha aroma which owes a lot to richly-applied oak. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, penetrating and quite long, with chewy tannins that persist long on the aftertaste. There's a little astringency to lose—which you won't notice with some protein. A powerful, high-potential shiraz.94 pts - Andrew Graham (Oz Wine Review)
There really isn’t much in it between this and the top dog Hoffmann Vineyard – it seems to largely be about the best fruit (and best barrels) going into the SV902. This is just a bit simpler, albeit sexy as well. Barossan Shiraz at its rich and choc berried best. Oak is a big player here – it’s like a Kit Kat with a choc wafer flavour. Utterly seductive though. Maybe not the extra layer of hedonism – more of a rounded thing rather than sophisticated – but it’s mighty seductive (and I’m nitpicking). High quality. Best drinking: now and for at least fifteen years.