"A marvellous wine from a top vintage, this smells of cassis, blackberry and roast meats, with a charcuterie note. Rich, ripe and ample in the mouth, it has loads of flavour and soft, rounded, ripe tannins. The seamless texture is a highlight." Rating: 95 points.
Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 May 2011
"In an age in which we're obsessed with drinking all reds as young pups, this claret released with some age is a refreshing offering. The wine has measure and poise from the get-go: it's nicely settled in, with cedary sweet oak across textbook cassis, redcurrant and dried roasting herbs. The palate has sweeping smooth tannins and bright acid behind cassis and red-cherry fruit flavours; leafy through the finish." Rating: 94 points.
Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2011
"A classy result of this very good Margaret River vintage. The aroma is so close to Bordeaux with its tobacco leaf, blackcurrant and lifted floral nuances. The palate is angular and leanly constructed, but with tremendous depth and concentration and a little juiciness. A wine of complexity and poise." Rating: 95 points.
Ray Jordan, Ray Jordan's 2011 WA wine guide
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