WINE SPECTATOR - 1st January 2001
Lots of ripe flavour on a soft, gentle frame, mingling cherry, raspberry and white pepper notes that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2004. 300 cases made. Rating: 87 Points.
JAMES HALLIDAY – October 5, 2000
Light to medium red-purple; a light but fragrant mix of earth, cinnamon spice and strawberry aromas is followed by a palate with that slightly curious, light-bodied style which nonetheless comes from very old Grenache vines. I readily accept that others will regard my points as miserable. Rating: 87 Points. Best Drinking: 2001 to 2005.
EWINEEXCHANGE, www.ewinexchange.com.au, Tasted 7/000
Mid red in colour with crimson edges. An initial sulphide stink that soon dissipates, on offer are aromas of fresh forest fruits and stewed plums with a gamey, barnyard edge. The fruit flavours focus on cherries and raspberries, there is support from well handled oak and delicious nuances of earth and cloves. Finishes with moderately good length with rustic, grainy tannins. Rating: 87 Points.