"97 Points. Has the guile that is at the heart of Craiglee style, the flavours fresh, with more red fruit than black, an omnipresent pinch of spice, and a splash of licorice and forest all combining to seduce the senses before you register the underlying intensity and length of the fruit. Tannins and French oak are also present, but it's not until the finish and aftertaste that they leave their mark. Drink by: 2034 Date tasted: 04/Jun/2016 Alcohol: 13.5%" James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.
"96 Points A cult-ish wine in Melbourne circles with a reputation for long ageing. This vintage is fragrantly peppery, fruit-driven and elegantly medium-bodied. The tannins are fine and soft. A shiraz with lovely balance and style, and deceptive cellar worthiness" Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, Feb / March 2018.
"95 Points. Violet, black pepper, blackberry, meat and spice, almost into liquorice. Full bodied, tobacco and savoury stuff, perhaps a touch clunky right now, but brighter feel in the mouth with raspberry and spices, and good long finish. Almost ropey tannin here, and it feels very much a vin de garde. Very good, but wait. Tasted: Nov 17; Alcohol: 13.5%; Price: $70.00; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2022-2038" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.