"Vivid ruby. Musky, smoke-accented aromas of dark berries and cherry compote. Juicy and sharply focused, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors and a hint of dark chocolate. Dusty tannins add a firm edge to the finish, which lingers with good, spicy persistence. - Josh Raynolds" - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (July / August 2013), 88 pts
The 2012 Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon (55% Shiraz and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon) is slightly richer than the 2013, revealing slightly more body and opulence as well as a similar bouquet of blackberries, licorice and hints of spring flowers as well as spicy wood. Nicely textured, lush and slightly longer than the 2013, it can be drunk over the next several years. - Robert Parker" - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 88 pts
"More interesting, the 2012 Shiraz Cabernet, a blend of 55% Shiraz and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, was aged in a combination of new and used French and American oak barrels. It offers notes of mint, pepper, spice and blackberries in a rich, medium to full-bodied, silky textured, plump, juicy style. Enjoy it over the next 1-2 years."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 88 pts
The three red wines from this producer are all well above average efforts with lots of flavor as well as Australia's so easily obtainable, lush fruit. The 2013 Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon (55% and 45% respectively) exhibits a dark ruby/purple hue along with a layered, peppery, berry fruit-scented nose revealing licorice and meaty notes. From a much lighter vintage, it is a supple, easygoing red to enjoy now and over the next several years. - Robert Parker" - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 87 pts
"(raised in new and used French and American oak for 13 months): Bright violet color. Spice- and smoke-accented dark berry and cherry aromas pick up a suggestion of pipe tobacco with air. Supple, sweet and densely packed, offering bitter cherry and blackberry flavors and a refreshing jolt of cracked pepper on the back half. Supple tannins give shape to the energetic, spicy finish. - Josh Raynolds" - Vinous (March 2016), 90 pts