|2009: 88 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Deep ruby. Cherry, licorice and dark cola on the nose. Bitter cherry and mint flavors pick up smoky and peppery qualities in the middle palate and show good depth and power. Finishes with good cut and lingering notes of cherry pit and dark chocolate. Pretty serious for an entry-level wine; I've had decade-old versions of this wine that were delicious and I suspect that this will age nicely as well. "
2009: 85 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet gives notes of ripe blackberries and warm cherries with hints of plums, black currant and tree bark. Medium-bodied, it has just enough flavor supported by medium-high acid, a low to medium level of soft tannins and a medium-long finish. Drink it now to 2018+. "