90 pts Wine Spectator
Restrained notes of black tea, spice, rose petal and dried cherry are quiet but harmonious, with velvety tannins. Drink now through 2030.
92 pts Wine Enthusiast ‘Cellar Selection’
The 2015 vintage in Mornington yielded dark concentrated wines. This one is atypically (for the estate) full bodied and bold as a result, with plum and black-cherry fruit and hints of mint, sage and bay leaf. Long and a bit drying on the finish, it needs a couple of years to come into balance. Drink 2020–2030.
93 pts James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
An open, nicely svelte pinot of blood plum, pomelo, raspberry, huckleberry and red cherry sass. Some rhubarb, briar, beef bouillon and root spice confer a savoury tone, mingling with gauzy almost dusty tannins, bright acidity and a dollop of oak, for good measure and focus. A fine estate expression, tempting one into pinot’s nether-nether of campfire and autumnal mulch.