"...if Australian cabernet shiraz blends are to your liking then this release is worth jumping on as soon as you can.
It’s a seriously good wine. Its volume and silken mouthfeel announce themselves from the first sip but then the long chains of tannin, tobacco and dust and floral-like highlights, and compelling length serve to seal a quite wonderful deal. This is hearty, full-bodied Australian red wine in all its glory. It’s built on redcurrant, plum, blackcurrant and cloves and the mouthfeel/length combination here is really quite something."
96+ points, The Wine Front (Feburary 2020)
"Wow, this is a phenomenal expression of this majestic Clarendon vineyard and is aptly named as the pinnacle of the range. The intersection of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz is so seamless, a selection of the best (and oldest) parcels from this blend. The fact they are both grown in the same contoured vineyard cements a deep bond in this wine. Dark cherries, blackberries, mulberries and blackcurrants with a gently leafy edge. The oak is perfectly integrated. Power and precision on the palate. So well defined and brightly flavored with raspberries, red plums, blackberries and a deeper, black-cherry and dark-plum build into the finish. Just superb."
97 points, JamesSuckling.com (May 2020)