This is a wine of a distinctive style. You need to bear this in mind. The style is reductive, smoky and spice-laden, which may or may not be your thing. In this context though it’s a fantastic wine, complex, wild, as-intense-as-it-needs-to-be, structured and sustained. It’s ripped with strawberry and forest floor flavours, earth and dry spice, sweet cedar and overt reductive/smoky aspects. It’s dry, it’s tannic, it has presence and power. It’s the kind of wine I file mentally under Do You Dare? This wine doesn’t sit on the fence. It stakes its claim boldly and well.
94 Points – Campbell Mattinson – Winefront