'An 80/20% blend, crushed and destemmed, open-fermented, hand-plunged twice daily, the cabernet with extended post-ferment maceration, matured in 2yo Bordeaux barrels for 18 months. As with all the red wines in the Yarra Yering range, has excellent colour, deep in the centre, vivid on the rim. In other respects it strikes out on its own, highly aromatic and tightly strung, with savoury, spicy notes. The tannins are supple and pliable, so it greets the taster with an elegant bow, the finish a flourish of juicy essence.'
96 Points - James Halliday
'The purity of fruit really takes your breath away with notes of sheer currants. They’re quickly joined by darker plums, creme de cassis, quartz, baking spices, blueberries, bark, pine needles, cinnamon, leather, tobacco and underbrush. The palate sports a very impressive balance of bright blue fruits and darker plummy flavors. There is also a seriously structured, firm tannin backbone that intertwines with the seemingly ever-present acidity. A long, persistent finish. Drink in 2023.'
95 Points - James Suckling
'Deep red colour with a touch of purple, and stylish oak embellishment is apparent on the nose. Intense violets, blueberry and red fruits, which translate through to the palate. The wine is beautifully balanced, intense and vital, with tremendous energy and extension of finish. A superb wine with a big future. This one shows its oak more than the Dry Red No 1.'
96 Points - Huon Hooke