Gold Medal (93 Points) - 2017 Australian Wine Showcase, Peter Muscet.
4 out of 5 Stars: Tony Love - The Advertiser. "Unlocking the combinations from this picturesque Macclesfield vineyard must be a fun job, with this latest release bringing together one hero variety with a lesser known Italian native grape associated mostly with the Piedmont region – so it loves hills. This is a 90 per cent shiraz blend that steps into a more savoury, minerally place with just a small portion of the barbera without sacrificing its vibrant crushed berry salad set of flavours in a bright and cheerful 13.5% alc slurpy style."
Bronze Medal - 2017 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Campbell Mattinson - The Winefront. "It sees all French oak, none of it new, but the shiraz portion sees “newer” oak than the barbera, if that makes sense. You'd generally call it a 'fun and fruity' style though it has a touch more class/style than that. It's a dry red, a pot of stewed cherries and plums gently whispered with spice prior to serving. Some reduction, some cloves, some florals, some meat. None of these characters are overt but they are there, chattering away. It's at the top end of the tumbler class.