Nick Stock (www.jamessuckling.com)
98 Points - The vines that give life to this are old, very old. They were planted on the Tyrrell’s Ashmans property in 1879 in deep volcanic clay-rich soils. This has a really attractive fruit quality on the nose with brightness and freshness, a wealth of poached summer berries, really pure, quiet floral too, the older 2700 litre French oak cask gives these beautiful old vine grapes full voice. The palate has classically medium-bodied shape and yet there’s a richness borne of the clay soils, a fleshiness, some impressive length and power. The concentration is striking, deep-set red plum fruit flavor rolls through earthy, ripe and meticulously groomed tannins. Finishes with soulful swagger, a real treat. Best you leave this for a decade, but you could consider two, three or four. Brilliant wine. From 2026.
Max Allen (www.jancisrobinson.com)
Made from a single hectare of Shiraz vines planted near the winery in 1879, this is a very special wine. It starts out all gutsy and earthy - a touch of Antipodean garrigue in among the bramble and spice - and finishes with a vibrancy and brightness that I think reflects the vintage.