The birds came and were hungry so it was ‘picked a little bit earlier’ for Jasper Hill. Bright garnet and bronze rimmed colour looks the goods. Scents of clove, cinnamon, kirsch, wet slate. Good kick off. Succulent in texture, all that brown spice chewy through ripples of fat tannin, cherry and rose hip tea flavours, some charry characters, more of that slate-like mineral thing here too. Volume is turned up here, oak a thing, but the wine finds good mojo in its way. 93+ points. – Mike Bennie, Wine Front.
'Vivid light magenta colour that deceptively leads you to think “light wine”, but once in the mouth these thoughts are immediately dismissed. Full, savoury palate with underlying floral hints lead on to the normal big tannic finish expected of the variety, adequately countered with enough acid to carry it for many years. Late ripening, always picked last, after all of our other varieties. Alcohol 14.5%.' Ron Laughton and Emily McNally, August 2020.