Australian Wine Companion

1st September, 2012

James Halliday, 95 points

Bright, clear crimson-purple; the fragrant bouquet leads into a wonderfully expressive medium-bodied palate with red cherry, plum, spice and fine tannins all fresh and vibrant. 

The Good Wine Guide (Aus)

11th October, 2011

Nick Stock, 93 points

There’s a layer of creamy, spiced custard on the nose here, along with quite striking oak that makes for seductive complexity straight out of the blocks. There’s also plenty of red fruits, ripe plums, dried bush leaves and musky floral perfume. The palate has a crisp, juicy attack, tannins are playful yet savoury and there’s a consistent run of blackcurrant, cherry and plum flavour from start to finish.

Decanter

1st November, 2011

16.1 points

Ripe black fruit, tobacco oak, baked red fruit and mineral nose. Tightly structured, minty, sappy black fruit and oak sitting high.

Australian Wine Companion

1st July, 2010

James Halliday, 94 points

Bright crimson; a super-fragrant bouquet of red berry fruits changes direction on the spicy/savoury palate with fine tannins providing framework for the red berry fruits at the heart of the wine