95 Points - James Suckling
This has a very dense and deep-set core of blackberries and blood plums, which are delivered in seamless ribbons of ripe and dense tannins. Really taps the essence of classic Barossa. The density is staggering, and the ripeness is being dialed-in to deliver more composure and conviction. Drink or hold. Best from 2023.
95 Points - James Halliday
The unbecoming label detracts, given the fruit is off a single vineyard planted in 1893. A powerful rendition of shiraz that pulls no punches. Full-bodied, surly with a fist-full of tannins partly oak derived (40% new French barrels) but opens up to eventually allow the quality of fruit to speak. Needs time, naturally.