"Bright crimson-purple; a delicious wine, falling neatly and very happily between the richness of the Gippsland and the elegance of the Mornington Peninsula Downie pinots; this does not reflect any lack of refinement or balance, for its has glorious varietal/regional expression with its mix of cherry and plum fruits that, given a year or two (or more) will open with the flourish of a peacock's tail. 96 Points" - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion
"Interesting to note that Bill Downie says he has “zero interest in Pinot Noir”. His fascination is with wine as place and memory. Variety as no more than a vehicle. This has the nimble and pretty character of the Yarra Valley stamped on it. It’s at once stony and extremely floral.
Not much more than light-bodied and linear in essence. Cherries dominate with a little cranberry adding further levity. It’s a serious, structured and savoury wine though and a touch reductive in its youth. Intricate tannin and fine but prominent acidity. Oak is a bit player at most. Marked by persistence and delicacy. Should be very impressive as it settles into its skin. 94+ Excellent" - Jeremy Pringle, Wine Will Eat Itself