94 Points James Halliday
Ultra-powerful, concentrated and focused emblem of a great vintage; blackcurrant with touches of cedar and earth. Drink to 2022.
Source: James Halliday.
the first vintage of this outstanding wine.rated 97 pts by Jeremy Oliver.[note he rated penfolds bin 707 2002 96pts].i took a bottle to a dinner with afficiondo mates,who brought things like hill of grace 1978,bin707 1990,chateau lafite 1985,& so on.this powerfull,black monster overpowered our jaded palates wonderfully to conclude the evening!!.whilst it will continue to carve a swathe through taste buds for many years to come,it has much nuance of tobacco,dark chocolate,& massive black fruits.to say subtlety would be stretching it!!.the 2004 vintage is slighly more approachable & restrained,but perhaps only echoing the all encompassing glory of this uniquely australian beast.