"Deep and dark smelling with some shellac development and lovely cracked
black pepper. Smells fleshy and sharp. There's pepper, plenty of blackberry
and sharp-sweet plum fruit in the mouth, held in place by excellent tannins.
A stunner. 94/100."
Tim White, Weekend Financial Review, 6-7 May 2006 &
The Age 'Melbourne Magazine', July 2006
"It has a dash of that gum mist, but also offers more satisfying complexity:
pepper, polished plums, dusty oak."
Max Allen, 'Top Drops of the Month', Australian Gourmet Traveller, July 2006
"This wine from the Pyrenees offers a whiff of freshly milled black pepper
underneath a perfumed nose of vibrant fruit notes, particularly spicy black
plums, a touch of blueberry and violets too. Cedary oak notes to follow,
it's savoury, juicy on the palate with fine tannins and good length."
Jane Faulkner, A2 Section, The Age, 15 July 2006
"Deep, dark smelling (but no fumes) with a sniff of shellac development
and lovely cracked black pepper. Has plenty of blackberry and sharp-sweet
plum fruit in the mouth, excellent building tannin, and wafts of pepper
again. Lovely fruit, structure and flavour. A stunner."
The Age, Melbourne Magazine, July 2006