"For some (not myself) the jury is still out in deciding just how far Margaret River shiraz has still to travel before drawing the proverbial line in the sand. Yes, it's more elegant, and arguably less complex than cabernet or cabernet with little tricks in the wrapping of its parcel. But is that a bad thing? The answer is emphatically no for this whole berry-vinified wine that spent 15 days on skins, then 12 months in 34% new oak. Its savoury characters are, quite simply, brilliant."
96 points - James Halliday
"Lots of black pepper, ripe plums and wet earth on the nose. Smooth and creamy texture with velvety and viscous tannins. Full-bodied, deep and complex, offering an elegant and soft mouth feel with a spicy touch to it. Long, rich finish. Sustainable. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
94 points - James Suckling