97 Points - James Halliday
Deep crimson-purple; open-fermented and basket-pressed; shows that intense, full-bodied fruit flavours can be achieved at a reasonable alcohol level; a wonderfully harmonious fusion of plum and blackberry fruit flavours, quality oak and ripe tannins. A trophy winning wine.
96+ Points - Stuart McCloskey "Tasted blind. Unmistakeably Shiraz with a wonderfully pure perfume of warm earth, graphite, blueberry compote and seasoned perfectly with wild fennel and rosemary. The palate is grippy (a touch edgy) counterposed with flawless, silky tannins. Dark plum, more blueberry compote turning to violets, savoury, spice and white pepper. Expansive, seductive and far from lacking structure. A wonderful long finish – almost marine in its influence. Decanting and aeration are the key. I suggest 2-3 hours which is ample time and served using Zalto Bordeaux Glassware. Drinking now through to 2030."
96 Points - James Halliday "This is Rolls Royce stuff from a big company made exactly as it might be from a small producer. It's open-fermented with precise plunging automated by the winemakers with the push of a button, and then put in 100% new French oak for 15 months. Lead me to Hermitage in the Rhone Valley and I'll find its brother."