The third wine is a very interesting beast. It’s very perfumed, quite licoricey, fruity and attractive, and yet it’s still a savoury wine. It’s the kind of wine you can sit and smell all day. As it turns out, it has five percent viognier in it, which is why it has such a sweetly exotic nose, but in the mouth it’s not apparent at all, offering a delightful serve of medium-bodied, savoury, spicy Hunter Valley shiraz goodness. The tannins here, again, are ripe and fine, and for a moment I thought that this was the Hell Hole – a hefty compliment. 92 points.
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front – May 2007.