"From one of the oldest vineyards in Heathcote. Small batch vinification, including extended maceration on skins and maturation in new and used French barriques. A delicious wine with great mouthfeel and balance. Blackberry and raspberry fruits are gently held in the embrace of fine tannins and quality French oak."
95 points, Wine Companion (February 2019)
"In any case this is a very good release. It’s firm and bold but it’s mannered and fresh. Clove, mint, black cherry, cedarwood and coffee-cream characters present a united front of flavour. I’m tempted to call it frisky, such is its freshness, but it’s just a little more settled than that. Sweet, citrussy acidity rushes throughout, in a positive way. It’s a fine wine."
93+ points, The Wine Front (May 2019)
"Deep, youthful purple/red colour. The wine has red cherry to raspberry fruit, the palate fresh and bright with lively personality and plenty of energy. Lean-ish profile, elegant and bright and focused. Terrific drinkability. A very fine shiraz, with a future. The aftertaste is refreshing and moreish."
93 points, The Real Review (June 2019)
"Attractive blue fruit and plums, as well as a light herbal edge here. The tannins are ripe and dark-plum flavors hold rich and ripe. Fresh, spice-laced finish."
92 points, jamessuckling.com (June 2019)