97 pts James Halliday
This is stellar. The length, the breadth, the form, the immaculate rollout of tannin. It shows cherry plum, earth, violet and spice but the sum of such humble parts is so much more than that. Milk chocolate from oak simply goes with the flow. We stand in the presence of something resembling greatness.
92+ pts Wine Advocate Issue #234 Dec 2017
The 2014 Vat 9 Hunter Shiraz is a fine effort in a great vintage. As always, it's built to age, from its tightly coiled fruit to firm but fine-grained tannins and ample acidity. Pepper and baking-spice shadings accent restrained cherry fruit, while an intriguing earthy note weaves in and out. Try to let it rest in the cellar for at least a year or two to develop additional nuance.