Mount Pleasant Rosehill Shiraz 2017
‘...an elegant and finely detailed feel...freshness and verve. Classic Hunter Shiraz power....’
95 points, James Suckling
Brookland Valley Vineyard Estate Cabernet Merlot 2015
‘A wine of elegance and finesse...the syren call allure on the finish of the long, lingering palate.’
97 points, James Halliday
John Duval Wines Eligo Shiraz 2016
‘...tannins and oak are built into the wine like an inlaid checkerboard table created by a master craftsman with decades of experience.’
98 points, James Halliday
Yangarra Estate Vineyard Shiraz 2017
‘It relentlessly captures the senses with its dark spiced fruits…’
97 points, James Halliday
Oakridge Wines Original Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
‘...restrained but glorious flavour...elegant and texturally refined...A beautiful Cabernet with a big future.’
97 points, Huon Hooke
Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
‘Powerful, rich, concentrated, complex…rolls out endless velvety carpets for your teeth to rest on.’
96 points, James Halliday, Publication
"Estate-grown, hand-picked, open-fermented, matured in French oak for 13 months. A wine of elegance and finesse, reflecting the ‘do nothing' philosophy in its crafting. It's only medium-bodied, but the perfume of the bouquet tells you something's up and it's the purity of its cassis fruit that has the syren call allure on the finish of the long, lingering palate."
97 points, Wine Companion (September 2018)
"The winemaking has become more and more deft over the years but all the Rosehill hallmarks are here: it's creamy, earthen and floral with bright red berries and just enough depth to satisfy. Tannin is firmish but perfectly placed in the wine, as indeed is acidity. In a medium-weight context this oozes X-factor. It will mature gloriously."
95 points, Wine Companion (January 2019)
"From six estate blocks, 75% destemmed, every berry optically scrutinised by a very expensive piece of equipment that happily deals with any disease or other damage (say botrytis). Wild yeast-open fermented, plunged, 14 months in French oak (20% new). The pure singularity of this certified biodynamic wine has a different face to its King's Wood sibling. It relentlessly captures the senses with its dark spiced fruits, the aftertaste slowly diminishing."
97 points, Wine Companion (February 2019)
"Medium to deep red/purple colour with a bright, fresh, clean cabernet aroma of sweet cassis and background cedar. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with restrained but glorious flavour, and is slightly closed. It has a tight, firm palate, but reveals more and more blackberry, blackcurrant cabernet character as it airs in the glass. It's elegant and texturally refined. A beautiful cabernet with a big future. It demands patience. (Fruit is off the original Oakridge vineyard at Seville, to mark the Oakridge 40th anniversary.)"
97 points, The Real Review (March 2019)
"Powerful, rich, concentrated, complex and - as is the wont of cabernet sauvignon - may bite you with tannins or some other painful lesson. Well, that doesn't apply here, because the wine has too much in its favour as it rolls out endless velvety carpets for your teeth to rest on."
96 points, Wine Companion (February 2019)
"Eligo is made from the best parcels of the vintage, fermented with submerged caps in small open fermenters, matured for 20 months in French hogsheads (50% new). The tannins and oak are built into the wine like an inlaid checkerboard table created by a master craftsman with decades of experience. Like John Duval."
98 points, Wine Companion (February 2019)