96 Points James Halliday
Medium to full red-purple; very concentrated, with similar foresty notes to the Premium, but even more oak showing shortly after bottling. The palate is neither richer nor heavier than the Premium, but has superb structure; silky, fine, long and complex. The cherry and plum fruit builds early, but carries right through to the back palate on a wine of outstanding length. (Bottled March 1997.) Drink to 2007.
Source: James Halliday. April, 1997