89 Points James Halliday
Medium red-purple; a complex mix of dark berry fruit and soft oak aromas lead into a palate with plenty of depth, but which seems to be lacking freshness. The track record of this wine strongly suggests it may simply be going through an ugly phase of its development. Drink to 2014.
Source: James Halliday. October, 2002
"The best of this year’s releases and while it’s no blockbuster it has a hint of opulence and, no doubt, charm to spare. Sweet, almost coconutty, oak combines with black fruit deliciousness, rushes of mint and the most fine-grained tannins imaginable. While the oak is too dominant now, the longer it sits in the glass the more the structure of the cabernet asserts itself."
Rated : 92 Points
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, January 2005