94 points Decanter
“Rich and brooding nose of blackcurrant jam, sea salted liquorice, herbal notes and black olives. Tightly knit firm tannins on the palate, with a graphite mineral finish.”
"100% estate-grown fruit. They always crush a row of Viognier and Roussanne with the Syrah.
Quiet nose but absolutely mouth-watering! This is sappy, sassy lithe, sinuous and generously giving. A bit more serious than Brookdale Mason Road Syrah tasted just before, but still full of fruit. Bright damson-red plum-stained fruit. Slender, super-fine tannins. This wine has the most extraordinary structure and self-contained elegance. The tannins are whispered, the fruit has the glow of a dust-bled sunrise, and there is a depth-building pencil-bark-mushroom savouriness drawing the bass line of the wine. Strikingly elegant. 17/20 points. (TC)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
This wine is primarily built around a very stony vineyard that just seems to produce better and better quality as the vines age. Typical of our vineyards, it makes an elegant, floral wine rather than a big in-your-face style. Tasting Note: Deep purple-tinged color. Concentrated dark fruit aromas with licorice and violet and white pepper notes. The palate is rich and broad with layers of fruit and a fine grained tannin structure.