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).
"Deep red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is nutty and oak-influenced, with suggestions of almond meal and freshly-shelled walnut. There are some bunchy vegetal notes. It's a little closed and needs time to emerge. It’s full-bodied and dense, high-extract, loaded with tannin and lush in spicy flavour. The fruit is lavish as are the tannins. A wholly impressive pinot, which will surely soar in a high trajectory over the next few years. The density, concentration and fleshy extract are mightily impressive, as is the prodigious length."
97 points, The Real Review (May 2017)
"Long and stylish, with a spicy, gamey fragrance of red cherries, redcurrants, minerals and cola backed by nuances of dried herbs and cedary oak, this medium to full-bodied pinot is laced with scents of red flowers and stony, earthy undertones. It’s supple and sappy but piercingly intense, with penetrative flavours of small red berries and cherries supported by a firmish spine of fine, powdery tannins, finishing with lively acids and a hint of mineral."
95 points, jeremyoliver.com