It’s a bright, spicy, slightly earthy/twiggy number, all dark juicy cherry and crunchy redcurrant. A cool ‘mineral’ feel to the acidity, lovely and glassy, fine graphite tannin, sweet and sour cherries, strawberry, a pleasing sappy tang and savoury slightly sordid undergrowth character, and a fresh clean finish of excellent persistence. Comes up very well in the glass, and while I wasn’t quite sure of it at first, it won me over in quick time.
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front - 94+ Points
Predominantly clone MV6, plus 114, 115 and 777 planted '76, '97 and '07. The batches were wild-fermented with 20% whole bunches, matured for 12 months in French hogsheads (30% new). Plum, cherry, bright acidity and fine, persistent tannins will bring pleasure at any time along the development trail.
James Halliday, The Wine Companion - 96 Points