"Medium-full yellow colour, slightly unfiltered appearance; pear-juice, nut and wild-ferment aromas, with a smoky note and the palate is intense and focused, more refined than the Flower Day wine, and less controversial. A beautiful wine, elegant and harmonious, with purity, refinement, line and length. (Made similarly to the Flower Day wine, except that after pressing it went into 50% new oak. Like the Flower Day, it spent 8 months in oak and was bottled without fining or filtration.)"
96 points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review
"In the mouth, the wine is an amalgam of gravelly phenolics and preserved lemon/yellow peach concentration. It shows a golden color in the glass and strays momentarily on the topical spectrum before swaying back to acidic, pert and alive. There's a lot going on here, and one imagines, given the pedigree of the site and the maker, that things will settle in time. Give it a year or so."
95 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate