Quite often I prefer the Premium to the Reserve, which is no bad thing. So sure-footed and confident, it almost has a swagger. Cherry, sweet cinnamon and cedar oak, dried flowers, a little earthy bass. Medium bodied, silky and precise, with delectable savoury and fruit sweet switching, layered and complex already, laced up tight with ultra-fine pixel tannin, and long smashed strawberry and spice finish. A delight. Really needs a few years, or at worst, a good spell in a decanter. Drink 2020-2040. 96 points, Wine Front.
Really lovely feel here, spicy, succulent, spreads across the palate with a wildness and depth of flavour. Great energy to the wine. Feels luxurious in a way, but always that wild edge. Distinctly Bass Phillip as always. 96 points, Wine Front.
This is a sleeper and doesn't want to budge. What it has now: a lovely fragrance of spiced cherries, pips, warm earth, wood spice, raspberry, slightly astringent acidity, fine tannins and a long finish. Still coming together -- be patient. 95 points, Wine Companion (2/2017).
A true Australian grand cru Pinot, seamlessly weaving red berry and cherry fruit through floral, spicy, foresty complexities and perfectly applied oak. Soft, finely structured, silky, poised and lingering in the mouth. Superb. Ageing?Two to 10 years. 97 points, The Age, Melbourne (9/2017).