"One of the classic Shiraz wines of Australia for me. Speaks of place. Cellars well. Not too expensive.
Ripe, fleshy, plenty of tannin and ironstone, a little aniseed and cedar oak in support, black fruit and cocoa. Full-bodied, maybe some raspberry freshness in with the black fruit, saline, chewy and deep tannin, quite fresh, ferrous with a smattering of fragrant dried herb. Finish is packed with toothsome tannin, and long with it. The chew and earthiness is wonderful. Speaks of place in loud and proud voice. 93+ points"
Gary Walsh, The Winefront
"Largely 50yo plantings. Destemmed, open-top fermented and on skins for a meagre 10 days. 18 months in French oak (25% new). Fine and powdery tannins, reliant on what is clearly high-quality wood and a brief extraction window. It works. Black/blue fruits, a sluice of anise and clove and a whiff of violet. Warm. Generous. Yet these descriptives are at times inane and repetitive. It is the texture that makes any good wine and for an estate bottling, this has a generous fealty to region and winning texture tattooed into its being. 92 points"
Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion
"Ink-black core to a deep purple rim. Dark earth, aniseed and black plum aromas. Big and bold on entry, layers of aniseed, black olive and spice poached plums abound. Layered throughout is firm sandy tannins giving balance to the intensity of flavour. Good length and drive into the finish."
Stuart Knox, The Real Review