Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"A classic representation of Syrah from our Deerstalkers vineyard in the Gimblett Gravels. This wine offers a complex medley of white pepper, salted chocolate and Black Doris plums. These rich aromas lead to undertones of smoky tobacco leaf and dark floral notes. The palate offers fresh, dark wild berries, sweet forest fruit compote and flavoursome baking spices. Succulent velvet tannins contribute to the long, elegant finish."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"Showing fabulous fruit purity and inviting aromatics, the wine shows Black Doris plum, mixed berry, cedar, dark spice and floral notes on the nose. The palate is equally attractive with excellent fruit weight and intensity, wonderfully framed by fine texture and silky tannins. Beautifully harmonious and flowing to a lengthy smooth finish. At its best: now to 2026."
Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"Enjoyable young, the 2018 vintage was estate-grown in the Gimblett Gravels and matured for eight months in French oak barrels (20 per cent new). Full-coloured, with a fragrant, peppery bouquet, it is mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, with fresh, plummy, spicy flavours, showing a touch of complexity, very good depth and a smooth finish."