96 Points James Halliday
Still dense and strong in colour, the bouquet is primarily powered by sweet blackcurrant fruit, the palate packed with dense blackcurrant/blackberry fruit, the tannins still to fully soften but in balance. Drink to 2026.
Source: James Halliday. October, 2001
"In the pantheon of Australian cabernet this wine attempts to sit as one of the Gods – and value-assessments aside, it’s certainly a very good wine. A blend of McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills fruit (no longer Coonawarra) the nose has an ethereal, fragrant leaf-sweetness (licoricey basil and sweet dried tobacco), a lifted mintiness, plus nicely settled and seasoned black fruit power. It’s all quite charming."
Rated : 93 Points
Drink : 2005-2013
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front 1 January 2005