James Halliday 95 "Small batch open-fermented and 10 months in French oak (25% new). The bouquet sings of red and black cherry, allied with twists of raspberry and oak, the palate effortlessly carrying on with the refrain of the bouquet; has particularly good drive through to the finish and
Wine Spectator 97 Australian Wine Companion 96 Penfolds Bin 707 is widely regarded as 'benchmark' Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. A full-bodied wine with outstanding depth, complexity and structure, the palate offers great intensity and concentration of varietal flavor, balanced by a finely
Shiraz - Merlot - Sangiovese James Halliday 91 "Pale fuchsia pink; a lively melange of juicy/spicy small red fruit flavours; dry rosé wines such as this are taken for granted, but are of world class, only the north of Spain in the Pyrenees foothills throws out a challenge." West Australian
James Suckling 96 "A dark, brooding, very concentrated mataro that has deep, ripe plums and blue fruits on the nose with a wealth of dark spices. Really engaging and gently earthy. This has all the haunting allure of this variety at its finest. The palate's got tensile strength at its core,
James Halliday 94 "Deep colour; fragrant and savoury red fruit and violet bouquet, showing some peppery complexity; medium bodied and generously fruited, the mineral, savoury underpinning provides freshness and length on the finish." Wine Spectator 91 "Supple, lithe and expressive, this is
James Suckling 96 "With an eerily Germanic accent to the nose of this wine (just as you get from the name), this has a fascinating fragrance to it. Deep and ripe fruit aromas of nectarine, peach and baked yellow apple are present, plus plenty of spice with yellow and white flowers too. It sharpens
James Halliday 97 " Deep, dense crimson-purple; the profound bouquet offers every kind of black fruits imaginable, large and small, yet somehow leaves a space and air in the mix for more complex secondary characters to emerge given time - lots of it. The palate takes all this, and adds to it with
"Nineteen crimes turned criminal into colonists. Upon conviction, British rogues, guilty of at least one of the 19 crimes, were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. This punishment by ‘transportation’ began in 1788, and many of the lawless died at sea. For the rough-hewn prisoners who
Wine Spectator 92"Bright, vibrant, generous and effusive, a seamlesswine that bursts with fresh-tasting plum, blackberry and fresh cream flavors, coming together with finesse on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2019."
Wine Spectator 95 WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 16 " Utterly seamless, focused, powerful and elegant, layered with cherry, boysenberry and red plum fruit, revealing glints of coffee, jasmine and cardamom that add extra nuances. Delivers complexity without extra weight. The finish won’t quit. Drink now
James Halliday 89"The stamp of Penfolds, and of the great vintage, are the pillars of this very well balanced and moderately complex wine; predominantly black fruits, and hints of earth and leather, provide the flavour, fine-grained tannins the texture."
Decanter 96 "For me the best edition of this well-crafted Shiraz. The nose is ripe and mellow, with layers of rich blackberry and plum. There's a wealth of spice and soulful, earthy depth and a smoky, tarry edge too. The palate is smoothly honed, with a dense mid-palate that offers bright
" Dark red in the glass, its legs cascade slowly due to its concentration and power. Possessing aromas of licoricem dark fruits and vanilla, this theme carries through on the palate with loads of rich fruit all wrapped in chalky, ripe tannins persistence and structure to support the concentration of
James Suckling 95" This is so dense and powerful with layers of dried white peach, green apple and lime.Minerals, too. Full-bodied and dry but bright, fruity, open and floral. Bold and upfront. Goes on for minutes. This is always a top riesling . "
"[yellow tail] Bubbles is delightfully fresh, fruity and soft with great palate length. Flavours of tropical fruits are perfectly combined with medium sweetness and a delightful crisp finish." ~ Winery Notes
International Wine Cellar 91 "Bright purple. Sexy cassis, blackberry and vanilla aromas are complemented by hints of peppery spices, licorice and mocha. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering intense dark berry flavors, a touch of spicecake and very good depth. The licorice and cassis notes
International Wine Cellar 88 Bright purple. Smoky cherry and blackcurrant aromas are sharpened and lifted by a peppery quality and a hint of candied flowers. Supple and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of olive that becomes
Light straw with lime highlights. A perfumed nose with touches of Traminer spice followed by the floral lift of Riesling. The palate shows lovely floral flavors with hints of rose petal, perfumed fruit and spice. There is a soft, even, acid balance right across the whole palate that pre-empts the
Wine Spectator 89 "Fresh and tight, with firm tannins around blackberry and tobacco flavors, picking up hints of exotic spice as the finish fades slightly. Best from 2014 through 2018. 14,000 cases made." Robert Parker 88 "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz gives a lovely