Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"This stunning Syrah is a blend of parcels from our premium vineyards in Hawkes Bay's Gimblett Gravels. Dense purple hues lead to a perfumed nose of boysenberry, spice and violets. Ripe tannins encase concentrated fruit characters on a long and silky palate."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2021 Vintage)
"The highly ageworthy 2021 vintage has dark, youthful, purple-flushed colour. Full-bodied, it is concentrated, with deep, ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent complexity, fairly firm tannins, and the density and structure to mature well for 15+ years."
5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2023 (2021 Vintage)
"A stunning rendition of the variety, showing Black Doris plum, blueberry, violet, cedar and warm spice aromas, leading to a concentrated palate delivering terrific fruit power with plush texture and layers of fine-grained tannins. Wonderfully composed with awesome fruit purity and stylish complexity. At its best: 2024 to 2038."
Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, June 2023 (2021 Vintage)
"Fantastic bouquet and palate – a concentration of colour and intensity, dark berry fruits and smoky oak qualities. On the palate a wine of equal allure with a firm polished palate showcasing dark plums and black cherry flavours, clove and cinnamon oak, firm tannins and a back bone of acidity. Plush, lengthy a touch of peppery spice with a complex and intense flavour package. Great drinking from 2023 through 2030."