Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

23rd December, 2011

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Notes of kirsch, warm blackberries and baking spices with hints of vanilla, anise and tree bark. Full-bodied and with plenty of spicy fruit, it has a medium level of velvety tannins, crisp acid and a long finish.

JancisRobinson.com

13th October, 2011

Richard Hemming

Lovely juiciness.

Wine Spectator

31st July, 2011

Harvey Steiman

A savoury style, offering toasty mineral and liquorice flavours that wrap tightly around dark berry at the core, finishing lithe and focused.

Decanter.com

1st November, 2011

17.2 points

Attractive aromas of spice, sweet black fruit, black olive, pepper, jam and damson. A bold and spicy jam sandwich. Fantastic effort, offering bags of ripe, fleshy vibrant fruit flavours. Good concentration.

wineanorak.com

1st August, 2011

Jamie Goode

Ripe, sweet and berryish on the nose. The palate is bold, broad and sweetly fruited with creamy blackberry fruit. Good focus.

Australian Wine Companion

27th July, 2011

James Halliday, 94 points

Dense purple-crimson; the wine is all about controlled power, the fist in a velvet glove; the medium- to full-bodied palate rolls black fruits, a touch of liquorice and a generous dash of dark chocolate into a seamless whole; you know the tannins and oak are there, but no more.