96/100 Points / Ray Jordan
This is a blend of cabernet, malbec and petit verdot. A tightly packed and controlled red blend with deep fruit penetration and power. Strikes a perfect balance and displays such a seamlessly structured palate profile with slick integration of oak and tannins supporting the concentrated and intense fruit. Bright and lively with depth and poise. Excellent.
95 Points / James Halliday / Halliday Wine Companion 2018
50% cabernet sauvignon, 25% each of malbec and petit verdot, 20% drained off the cabernet portion, open-fermented, 35 days extended skin contact, 50% whole bunch inclusion in the petit verdot ferment, 50% of the cabernet and malbec barrel-fermented, all matured for 18 months in French barriques (50% new). Full crimson-purple; juicy, vibrant and long. Due for release Nov ’17, tasted end Mar ’17, and will benefit from the extra 6 months bottle age. But even as it is, shows its class and finesse on the long palate, finished with balanced, fine, savoury tannins.