(From 2012 Vintage) Deep colour; the bouquet adds to the expectation with sweet leather a la Hunter Valley, licorice and a caravan of spices. The sheer finesse of the palate brings the wheel full circle; French oak adds to the cedary/savoury/spicy elements behind blackberry and plum fruit.
(From 2009 Vintage) Lively. Intense, generous and vibrant fruits—with volume! Stewed quince, rhubarb and loquat laced with cocoa, cedary oak. Mouth-coating, ripe tannins augment an even and sweet palate continuum…textured and complete.
Wine & Spirits(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wine Advocate(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
Wine Spectator(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/06
Wine Spectator(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/01/2014
Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014