97++ Points - Stuart McCloskey “Sourced from the very first planting of Chardonnay in the Adelaide Hills and continues to be revered as one of Australia's greatest Chardonnays. The current bottle price of $115.00 supports its domestic reputation. Struck match fades with a few minutes of aeration to reveal a whole spectrum of aromas ranging from confit lemon, sea spray, freshly squeezed lemon and lime, lots of minerality and a background of beeswax. The palate is flawless, everlasting with the weight and crystalline delineation of a Grand Cru Burgundy. It’s certainly not shy in coming forward but does offer enough restraint not to be too overwhelming. There’s a lovely satin texture with a killer line of acidity running through its core. More savoury than fruity with white toast, cashew and creamy chalkiness / oiliness which coats the palate. Harmonious and the little bottle age has done it wonders. Clearly, we should seriously re-consider our price! Drink now through to 2030. Served with Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "Adelaide Hills shiraz these days is pretty keen to run away with itself and so you need to keep it in check. This wine does that nicely. It has flavour and style but it’s fresh to the point of friskiness. It’s the opposite of the Bella’s Garden release; this has character aplenty. Jubey cherries, plums, woodsmoke, twigs and juicy/delicious blueberries. It’s complex now but it will develop more. Like."
Joe Czerwinski (robertparker.com) "Made with 20% whole bunches, the 2017 Harriet's Garden Shiraz shows some herbal-stemmy notes, hints of green peppercorn and vibrant raspberry fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, with a ripe, creamy texture leading into a long, silky finish. It's a lovely blend of herbal-savory and ripe fruit that should drink well for up to a decade or so."