From the best cabernet sauvignon from Frankland River, Margaret River and Coonawarra fused with 100yo shiraz from McLaren Vale's Upper Tintara district, the varieties evenly split. Hand-picked, open-fermented, wild yeast, basket-pressed and aged 18 months in French oak (30% new). A vibrant crimson hue with a core of pristine fruit, although this remains in the savoury spectrum, leads onto a complex palate full of energy, the tannins as fine and strong as silk, outlandishly long finish. A heart-skipping wine, exquisitely detailed and elegant.
99 points, Wine Companion (January 2018)
Deep red colour with a strong purple tint, youthful for its age, and the bouquet is very complex and oak-infused, starting to turn toasty and 'roasting pan' complex with some notes of smoked meats. The wine is full-bodied and firmly-structured, with abundant tannins which are smooth and fleshy, the aftertaste long and elegant.
96 points, The Real Review (November 2018)