"What a delightful nose. Although it's fresh, it also incorporates some real complexity. Brambly nuances are matched with just-picked blueberries, crushed violets, clay, rust, mahogany and orange zest. The tight and steely tannin structure easily supports the layers of blue and darker fruit, which sweep fresh and long through a palate of real depth and finesse. A mineral yet chewy finish. Hard to resist now, but drink in 2025." 96 points, James Suckling.
"The initial strong clove note alongside green walnuts unfurls to allow the flood of flavour to encompass those, and offer sweet red and black plums, licorice, dark chocolate with some Mediterranean herbs. The compact palate is so detailed, ripped with energy and persimmon-like tannins, but needs more time in bottle. With only 100 dozen made, get in quick." 95 points, James Halliday's Wine Companion.
"Medium to deep red colour with subtle purple tints and a very smoky, earthy savoury bouquet with oaky overtones and some spice. The wine is full-bodied and rich, deep and savoury again, with ample firm tannins. The density and fleshiness are superb, and the aftertaste lingers on and on. A more elegant, less 'big' style than Barossa floor. Lovely drink." 95 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review.