2006 Hobbs Shiraz Magnum (1500ml)
Was $240, Now $125
Dense purple-crimson; plum, prune, blackberry and dark chocolate on the bouquet then a palate which inevitably reflects its extreme alcohol; 2400 bottles made from 100-year-old vines. What can one say?
James Halliday - Wine Companion
The 2006 Shiraz was aged for 24 months in new French hogsheads (300-liter barrels). Purple/black in color, it offers up a brooding bouquet of toast, smoke, violets, blueberry, blackberry, and Asian spices. Dense and layered on the palate, this well-balanced effort is a bit tightly wound at present and will benefit from 4-6 years of cellaring.
Jay S Miller - Wine Advocate #186 (Dec 2009)