96pts – Jeremy Oliver
96pts – Huon Hooke - "The Real Review"
94pts – James Halliday
"Supremely elegant, stylish & focused, this aristocratic red has a heady, floral perfume of dark cherries, plums, cassis & blackberries backed by scents of violets & dried herbs, dark chocolate/vanilla oak & suggestions of mocha. Sumptuously flavoured but silky-smooth, it’s dark-fruited, dusty and savoury, with an intensity that builds steadily towards its palate-staining finish. Backed by crunchy, beautifully ripened tannins, it flaunts its considerable influence from merlot."– Jeremy Oliver
"Lovely elegant wine with a cedar, cigarbox bouquet & a complex, mellow personality. Intense and beautifully balanced, a wine of poise & style. Ripeness is spot-on, and it's achieved at modest alcohol, too. The corollary of this is a refreshing style of wine that leaves you feeling like another glass, & unlike higher-alcohol reds, it never palls." - The Real Review