It’s both fruit-driven and textural but it doesn’t taste overtly sweet and freshness is its main game. There are so many berry flavours here that we’re almost in bubble-gum territory but it’s also smoky and floral and soft. It then finishes dry. Given half a chance I’d gulp this one down in the most responsible of ways. Perfectly pitched young Tempranillo.
91 points, The Wine Front (June 2020)
Bold, bright purple/red colour, with a floral and peppermint-laced aroma, the taste fresh and bright, lively and lean with some tannin grip and medium-weight at most. A delicious wine in a rather raw, early-drinking, early-release style which has the structure to keep a while.
90 points, The Real Review (December 2019)
ADELAIDE HILLSLocated to the east of Adelaide,the Adelaide Hills is part of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Considered a cool-climate region, most vineyards are situated at elevations between 450 to 550 metres. Rainfall is relatively high and spring frosts often pose problems. Hot northerly winds also make bush fires a real threat in the region. Adelaide Hills is a jigsaw of meso-climates, with the best vineyards centred around Piccadilly Valley and Lenswood in protected sites facing north or north-east. Soils are derived from schistic and sedimentary rock; typically well-drained sandy loams over red clay interspersed with schistic gravels. A premium wine-growing region, Adelaide Hills is best known for crisp, lively Sauvignon Blanc and elegant cool climates styles of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.