1st August, 2013

Alessandro Marchesan, 91 points

Perfumed and fruit driven on the nose, silky and elegant but powerful on the palate with a long raspberry and vanilla oak aftertaste.

13th October, 2011

Jancis Robinson MW, 17 points

Light red. Scented and heady, lots of Mornington cranberries on the nose. Good fresh fruit but no gratuitous sweetness. Pungent dry finish. Lots of minerality and texture on the end.

Australian Wine Companion

27th July, 2011

James Halliday, 94 points

Purple-red, with good depth; an intense, complex wine with the characteristic tannin play of the Downie Pinots, the fruit flavours moving more to red; has great length and balance.


1st August, 2013

Panel Tasting, 18 points

A provocative, resonant wine with a beautiful synthesis of oak and fruit. Silky and elegant but a powerful, mouthfilling experience. Shows a deft touch

13th September, 2011

Sarah Ahmed

With great intensity on nose and palate, it shows ripe but well defined raspberry, cranberry and redcurrant fruit subtly edged with leaf and aromatic five spice notes. Textured suede tannins bring an attractive earthiness. A powerful Pinot with impressive balance, layer and line.