13th October, 2011

Richard Hemming, 16.5 points

Soft, round, lovely gentle fruit with some piquant pimento and dark chocolate.


20th September, 2011

Sarah Ahmed

A Rhône fan, Toole has not looked to the traditional model of Australian Shiraz and this youthful medium-bodied example is distinguished by its bright, juicy blood plum fruit and (pleasantly) gentle grip of tannin. 

Gourmet Traveller Wine

1st October, 2010

Huon Hooke MW, 90 points

Plummy, essency aromas are fruit-driven and bold; the wine is full bodied and has a good solid tannin backbone.


28th September, 2011

Natasha Hughes, 16.5 points

This is a neat, tidy, self-contained wine.  Its focus and structure – linear tannins and fresh acidity – help keep its exuberant, darkly spiced fruit restrained.  The finish is long and harmonious, and has a pleasant earthiness.

Australian Wine Companion

27th July, 2011

James Halliday, 95 points

Bright crimson-purple; immediately shows the benefit of a single estate vineyard picked at the right time in a vintage where log jams were common; vibrantly bright fruit, fine tannins and a cleansing finish.

Wine 100 (AUS)

1st September, 2010

Tyson Stelzer, 93 points

Dark and restrained, a black plum skin texture is built through a proportion of whole bunches in the ferment, providing a fine, graphite-like tannin mouthfeel. Calm black fruits, black coal notes and subtle spice are supported by gentle oak. Will live long.