A rare find you must try. Hand picked grapes; gentle crushing open fermentation, and basket pressed in French oak for two years.
James Halliday, 94 points
(aged for two years in 69% new French oak hogsheads and barriques): Inky ruby. Potent, smoke-accented aromas of fresh black and blue fruits, violet, candied licorice and spicecake, with a sexy vanilla quality coming up slowly with air. Sweet, broad and sappy, offering deeply concentrated blackberry and cherry liqueur flavors along with repeating smoke and vanilla notes. The impressively long, clinging, floral finish is framed by velvety, late-arriving tannins. Records indicate that these vines were planted in 1843. Compared to other examples of rare Australian wines with cult followings, this one delivers excellent value. Score: 93 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Oct 2015