94 pts Australian Wine Companion
119-year-old vines have produced a shiraz with very good colour; the bouquet offers leather, spice and dark chocolate, the rippling black and red fruit flavours with exactly the right amount of fine tannins, 20 months in new American and Baltic oak adding some vanilla, but even more attesting to the power of the fruit.
93+ pts Wine Advocate Issue #211 Feb 2014
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Block 6 Shiraz is intensely scented of kirsch, mulberries and warm red cherries with nuances of black and white pepper, cumin seed, star anise and cardamom. Medium-bodied, tightly knit and elegantly fruited in the mouth, it has somewhat bracing acidity at this youthful stage and a medium level of chewy tannins to lend support through the long finish. Drink it 2015 to 2025+.
91 pts Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
Who says, "Shiraz has to break your mouth? The 2011 Kay Brothers Block 6 exhibits super elegance and strength. A product from a cool year, the winery, as it always does, lets the vineyard speak for itself. Now if I could only find a serving of leg of lamb, then I would be set for an evening. Medium deep rubyish color; super approachable aromas of red fruit and mineral, elegant and persistent, slight cool weather spin; medium bodied, pert and refined on the palate, well balanced; dry, fine acidity, well balanced; perky red fruit flavors; long finish, bright and sassy in the aftertaste. (Tasted: September 22, 2015, San Francisco, CA)