92 Points - Robert Parker "The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2008 Branon displays chocolatey, earthy undertones intermixed with black currants and Asian plum sauce. Medium to full-bodied, rich, impressively endowed, supple and evolved, it can be drunk over the next 10-12 years."
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94 Points - James Halliday "Exceptional focus and structure; seamlessly woven tannins and quality oak through abundant black fruits; medium-bodied, just where it should be."should be.
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Much fresher on the nose with primary fruit more prominent than the wine closed under cork. Layer upon layer of fruit builds up on the palate in a complex, yet balanced structure. Black raspberry and blackberry are in abundance, both kept in check by lively acidity. There is an invigorating note of herbs (sage in particular), a touch of kirsch, which adds to the wines overall complexity. Long and persistent finish.
94 Points - James Halliday
Exceptional focus and structure; seamlessly woven tannins and quality oak through abundant black fruits; medium-bodied, just where it should be.
94 Points - Robert Parker "With an extraordinary elegance and cool climate Grenache character (the vines are 93 years old), the 2003 Old Vine Collection Grenache is not terribly dissimilar from an old Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape. Peppery kirsch and raspberry liqueur-like notes jump from the glass of this medium ruby-coloured, pure Australian Grenache. Striking minerality, precision, elegance, complexity, and wonderful density."
94 Points - James Halliday "A very pure bouquet, the palate no less so; unmistakable grenache sweetness, but doesn't descend into jammy confectionery mode; oak and tannins are afterplay to the main action."