The great American Wine critic, Robert Parker, has given us some very positive reviews. The 2001 Terra Barossa Shiraz (Sandpiper in Australia and New Zealand) received 88 points which for a wine at that price is outstanding value. The 2000 Shotfire Ridge Shiraz collected 89 points also.
“This large operation (688 acres) sells most of its fruit to some of Australia’s finest wineries (I.e. Yalumba, Penfolds and Cimicky). Their lowest level offering, the 2001 Shiraz Terra Barossa exhibits a saturated deep ruby colour as well as an intense bouquet of black fruits intermixed with pepper and liquorice. Medium to full-bodied, soft and loaded with fruit, it is ideal for drinking over the next 2-3 years. It offers a juicy mouthful of wine for under $10. Revealing notions of American oak, the more complex 2000 Shiraz Shotfire Ridge possesses additional quantities of chocolate, coconut and big sweet, black cherry and blackberry fruit. Fuller, but also oakier, it will drink well for 3-4 years.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, Issue 141.