91 Points - Chris Tyrrell calls this wine ‘A good result from an awful vintage’. There’s often some good wines from awful vintages, and awful wines from good vintages. All part of the joy of wine. The light and shade. The ups and downs. etc. First and foremost, this is a lovely drink. It’s not one for the cellar, it’s one to enjoy now. Boysenberry, violets, vanilla, hazelnut and what might best be described as ‘earthy wet vintage spiciness’. It’s medium bodies at best, fresh and gently sappy, with earthy spicy flavours threaded through plump forest berries. tannin is light and dry, and the finish is again complex and savoury, and throroughly satisfying. It’s Hunter Vally Burgundy through and through. It’s a pleasure to drink. Try it.