Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"This wine shows lush black doris plum notes with soft savoury development. A classic Merlot with juicy fruit tones but elegant weight and fine leather and smoke through the mid palate. Very fine and supple tannins make this wine a great crowd pleaser wherever you are."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"Beautifully fruited and enticing with Black Doris plum, blueberry, clove, cocoa and cedary oak characters with a hint of smoky bacon on the nose. The concentrated palate delivers excellent weight and plump mouthfeel, well supported by silken texture and fine tannins. Delectable and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2030."
94/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2018 Vintage)
"From the Gimblett and Triangle vineyards. Dense and quite concentrated merlot with dark berry, cassis and smoky oak flavours. An impressive wine that offers value at this price. Delicious now."
Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"Aromas of dark plums and barrel spices, no mistaking the gravel dark soils complexity and mild smoky oak scents. On the palate the wine is boldly flavoured with dark berries, lots of juicy fleshy plum textures, firm-ish tannins reflect the youthful core and acidity brings crunch and tension. Tannins and barrel flavours have a fine coco-powder finish, the fruit flavours return on the finish. A lovely wine, warm and generous, ready to imbibe from day 0f purchase and through 2026."
5 Stars & 18.5+/20 (94) Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Reviews, August 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"Deep, ruby-black, lighter on edge. The wine has a fragranced, softly full bouquet; ripe plums and blackberries aromas have a savoury edge, melded with violet, cedar and new leather. Full-bodied, Doris plums, blackberries nuances broaden by savoury element, interweave barrel spices, cedar and a hint of new leather. The palate is weighty with the density of fruit, perfectly ripened with subtle floral complexity; fine-grained tannin framed a fine structure, smooth and round-edged. This is an elegant Merlot from a hot vintage, possesses ripe fruit and ripe tannin with complimenting oak details. Match with ribeye with chimichurri and beef Wellington over the next 5+ years. A blend of 99% Merlot and 1% Cabernet France, aged 10 months in barrels, 35% new oak with no racking and fining. Further aged 8 months on lees in stainless steel tank before bottling, filtered. 13% alc."