92 Points: James Halliday's Wine Companion 2018
It's not a deep red but it gets all the basics right. Good tannin, appropriate, acidity, ripe fruit and just enough character to keep you interested without making you worry. Cherries, red and black. Undergrowth. Twiggy herbs and chalk tannin. Well cut, well polished.
Silver Medal - 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.
90 Points: Huon Hooke - The Real Review.
Gold Medal (93 Points) - 2017 Australian Wine Showcase, Peter Muscet.
Bronze Medal - 2017 Adelaide Hills Wine Show
Bronze Medal - 2017 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition.
Silver Medal - 2017 China Wine & Spirits Awards.
Bronze Medal - 2017 Decanter Asia Wine Awards.
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.