'Most of the estate shiraz vines are now 50yo; some 100yo vines were also employed. This is a silken release, fresh as a daisy too, with plum, cassis and redcurrant flavours lifted by notes of violet. A gentle creaminess to the texture doesn't hurt a jot. When you reach for a bottle of McLaren Vale shiraz you're hoping it tastes like this, and as good.'
95 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Halliday's Wine Companion
'I’m not sure if all the Shiraz grapes in this wine come from Seaview, though I suspect they do. It’s one of the best parts of the Vales for growing Shiraz grapes, in my limited opinion. Liquorice bullets, blackberry, earthiness, gentle cedar oak. Full-bodied, firm acidity and fleshy tannin with red and black fruit, maybe something like boysenberry, typical regional ferrous stuff, and a royal roll of silty tannin on a long finish. Nicely done. There will be very few complaints around the table when drinking this wine, I should imagine.'
93+ Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
'Deep red/purple colour with a straightforward but appealing plummy, meaty, earthy bouquet; the palate soft and fleshy, round and smooth-textured, with a dominant meaty character but a clean aftertaste. Very good shiraz, to drink young or cellar.'
90 Points - Huon Hooke