1st March, 2014

The Wine Gang, 90 points

Some might say that this immensely powerful and concentrated red sums up the McLaren Vale style of Shiraz for its rich and spicily opulent, chocolatey and blackberryish sweetness and firm muscular texture, redeemed to an extent by a stylish veneer of toasty oak.

Australian Wine Companion 2014

25th July, 2013

James Halliday, 93 points

Deep crimson-purple, the wine does express its regional origin courtesy of the earthy dark chocolate subtext... savoury bitter chocolate, prune, blackberry and liquorice are the drivers of the palate.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

28th February, 2014

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, 92 points

Redolent of blueberry compote and blackberry preserves with hints of sautéed herbs, mocha and bark. Full-bodied with mouth-filling blue and black fruit preserve flavours, it has a medium level of chewy tannins, balanced acid and finishes with good length if a little warm.