97 Points – Huon Hooke, Huonhooke.com
“Saturated deep red/purple colour. The bouquet is very ripe and appealing, with sweet blackberry to black cherry nuances, these flavours translating faithfully onto the very full-bodied palate. A powerful, deep-flavoured wine, with excellent structure and generous tannins. It has great balance in spite of its bigness. A luxurious wine.” Date Reviewed: 31/05/2017
96 Points – Patrick Eckel, winereviewer.com.au
A dark red in the glass the nose has a beautiful combination of fruit and oak with dark plum fruit given an aromatic, seductive lift of vanillin oak and a background note of leather that takes it to another plane.
The palate is awash with dark chocolate and plum fruit, oak gives richness, texture and depth with a flowing line of acidity that keeps the wines richer characters in check. The finish has a drying, earthen web of tannins and layers of dark berry fruit and chocolate notes.” Optimal Drinking: 2017 – 2030, Date Reviewed:03 25, 2017
96 Points – Sam Kim, wineorbit.co.nz
“Voluptuous and sumptuous, this gorgeous shiraz is made from grapes grown on their single vineyard planted in 1969. The powerful bouquet shows blackberry, dark plum, cedar and vanilla characters with subtle espresso and mixed spice complexity. The palate displays considerable weight and power, together with awesome fruit purity and intensity, wonderfully framed by velvety texture and polished tannins. A seriously good shiraz offering outstanding richness and length. At its best: 2018 to 2030.” Date Reviewed: March, 2017