96 Points - James Halliday "A single vineyard planted in '78. 55% new oak for 14 months. Redcurrant, blackberry, violets and bay leaf bouquet; characters of cedar and chocolate on the palate are oak-derived, but sit seamlessly within the wine as well. The fruit and the tannin filling the mouth expansively."
Top Rated Cabernet Sauvignon at the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion Awards
97 Points - James Halliday "Open-fermented, plunged three times daily, before 17 days on skins, 3 years in barrel plus another 15 months of settling prior to dispatch, the result is a lustrous cabernet. Crushed herb melds effortlessly with cassis, violet, gummy bear pastille, black olive and a swab of bay leaf tannins. There is so much glycerol, that it is already a nice drink. Perfumed and inviting. However, my suggestion is to test your patience, cellaring it for 8 years onwards."
17+ Points - Jancis Robinson Tank sample. Pure, bright crimson. Racy ripe fruit – almost doesn’t try! Not one of the most concentrated, but impressive in a hands-off way. Lots of juice. Just the finish is a bit less distinct and long than some.
92-94 Points - Neal Martin The 2015 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru has a voluminous and extravagant bouquet with blooms of red berry fruit, although I found myself more drawn to the complex and intellectual Clos Saint-Denis. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin. This is a fine grand cru from Louis Jadot, though not one of their top releases this vintage.