This is an exceptional pinot, built in the mould of a top Burgundy with 25% new oak, beautifully extracted tannins of lithe detail, and a quotient of whole-cluster rasp that speaks exactitude! All the components converge to deliver a complex potpourri of clove, cardamon, cinnamon, five-spice, mulch, campfire and red fruits a go go. This deserves to be placed among the country's very best. Savoury and thoroughly compelling.
97 points, Wine Companion (December 2018)
Rich cherry, blackberry and faintly chocolaty aromas, super-ripe and teetering on overripe. Some bunchy complexities. The palate is sweetly-fruited and concentrated but also elegantly-weighted, the tannins fine and in harmony. A very fine, detailed pinot of lovely texture and balance.
96 points, The Real Review (January 2020)
Twiggy notes, scents of clove, red cherry, pomegranate, anise and general peppery spice. The palate shows good concentration and length, a fine sheath of tannins, succulence and freshness to acidity. Composed, balanced, flavoursome and generally displaying class, this is a pretty compelling drink.
93 points, The Wine Front (April 2019)