"Lovely wine" Gary Walsh
97 Points James Halliday
"Time will bring yet greater charm." Campbell Mattinson
The bouquet is still locked up, the palate anything but: intensely and immediately expressive, dark cherry/berry fruits held in an embrace of fine but persistent tannins and an airbrush of French oak. Its balance and length guarantee a long future, with spices bursting through.97 Points; to 2030. James Halliday
Jim Chatto and his home vineyard down in the Deep South of Tasmania are killing it right now. The wines being grown on this vineyard are remarkable. A long and storied history looks likely; we’re getting in on the ground floor. This adds a chalkiness to the foresty fruit, the warm spice, the florals here peppered with scrunched dry leaves. It matches presence to persistence; it places every step as firmly as it does carefully. Time will bring yet greater charm. Rated : 94 Points. Alcohol : 13.5%. Price : $50. Gary Walsh, The Winefront.