96 pts James Halliday
Destemmed to open fermenters, 15% whole berries, short cold soak, 9-12 days on skins, pressed to new (15%) and used French oak. Top gold National Wine Show '15, gold Adelaide Wine Show and Melbourne Wine Awards. This is right in the heart of medium-bodied shiraz, black cherry, plum and blackberry fruits encased in a silken web of tannins, and a fleeting glimpse of French oak. Yes, it's $20.
90 pts Vinous
Opaque ruby. Lively, spice-accented aromas of fresh blueberry, violet and black pepper, along with a touch of succulent herbs in the background. Juicy and light on its feet, offering appealingly sweet blue fruit and floral pastille flavors that open up slowly with air. In a graceful, old-school style, finishing with very good clarity and length and a faint hint of supple tannins. -- Josh Raynolds
Top Gold – National Wine Show 2015
Gold – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2015
Gold – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2015
89 pts Wine Spectator
Bold and peppery, with a dense, savory, meaty side to the plum and cherry flavors. Hints of smoke and teriyaki linger on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 6,000 cases made.