A rich shiraz with a complex and fresh structure. Deep garnet red in colour, the aromas are dark and brooding with hints of chocolate and plum lifted by cinnamon spiced French oak. All those dark fruit flavours are framed on the palate by rich layered fruit tannins, tight powdery fine grained oak and the classic mineral texture you get from great Heathcote wines. Starting to hit its straps now and will reward careful cellaring.
Toni Paterson, The Real Review
94 Points - A classy and composed, single vineyard wine, that has with concentrated red and black fruits. The nose has hints of pure cherry, blackberry, chocolate and vanilla. It is surprisingly medium-bodied with brightness and energy, with vanilla and chocolate undertones. Lovely balance. Fine tannins and no rough edges. 2018-2024.
Jane Faulkner, James Halliday's Wine Companion
91 Points- There's more palate weight and a richness that's missing in the Rufus Stone, just as well given the price difference. Oak is making its mark adding some sweetness and spice to the ripe tannins, and a bit gritty.
Huon Hooke, The Real Review
91 Points - Deep red/purple colour, with a rich, ripe chocolate and dark plum aroma. The wine is fresh and lively in the mouth thanks to its acidity, the flavours are typical shiraz and very appealing. It would be even better with appropriate food. 2017-2035.