99+ Points - Ray Jordan, The West Australian “Let’s put it this way. This is the closest I have come to awarding a wine 100 points...Stellar wine from a stellar vintage. The remarkable this is that this is a wine 100 percent barrel fermented in new French oak barriques with regular lees stirring for 11 months – and it certainly doesn’t taste excessive, or even slightly oak. It has such high-fidelity purity with complex seductive aromatics of vanilla bean and light oatmeal with a cutting minerality and spicy lift. But the palate, oh the palate. This is where things start to explode. Power, poise and persistence with a dry savouriness balancing the intense ripe fruit. It is such a long finish with an ever so slightly, charry finish completing a remarkable wine”. 27 February 2021
96 Points - Erin Larkin, James Halliday "The same layers of complexity and spice as the 2017, with all the ripe fruit and power hallmarks of the 2018 vintage. Bouncy and chewy, the tannins are woven into the fruit. Fruit, oak, acid and tannins are integrated and elegant, showing cohesion and harmony from the get-go. Cool-climate elegance is the lasting impression of this wine, as is the fine, chalky tannin profile that ultimately carries the fruit over the course of the palate. Very detailed. Margaret River can be responsible for seriously beautiful shiraz – this is one."
97+ - 98+ Points - Stuart McCloskey “It’s one of those bouquets which pins you to the spot and doesn’t let you go. This is beautiful and immediately appealing with mineral-rich fruit (laden with Crème de cassis, blackberry, violet) and cooling graphite. I would love to see how the aromatics develop in my glass however, I keep drinking it! This is far from heavy but medium-bodied with wonderfully svelte tannins. I love the cedar infusion which and along with the acidity, provides freshness, a little textural grip and pitch perfect balance. But it’s the extraordinary sense of harmony that will be the hook for many. The length is fantastic (spiced fruit) and mineral driven. Mercurial and I believe will be a dream with a further 5-years in the cellar, which is where my case is heading. Decanted for two hours and served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”