2021 Best Shiraz Wines - Wine Companion Awards
98 points - Stuart McCloskey “The fragrance is quite extraordinary and certainly one of the sexiest with blueberries, blackcurrant and damson – an entire hedgerow of ripe black fruits. The palate feel is velvety and the sweet fruit saturates every facet. This is far from a ‘big’ blousy wine as Ben’s careful hands are again on show. The freshness is astonishing as are the perfectly judged oak and acidity. Incredibly fine and filled with lots of verve. Amazing purity and I wouldn’t be surprised if key critics (those who appreciate this style) make this wine the next Aussie (Syrah) cult. Perfect balance and the approachability is difficult to comprehend. Very, very beautiful and an amazing UK debut.”
97 Points - James Halliday "Hand-picked, wild yeast-open fermented with 25% whole bunches, twice-daily pumpovers, 10 days on skins, pressed to oak (20% new) for mlf, no further movement pre-blending/bottling. Good colour; spicy black pepper and licorice; great line and length to its ocean of sweet black fruits."