Wine Enthusiast Magazine (91 points):
"One of the best sparkling reds I've had in a long while. Black cherries, vanilla and mint mingle easily on the nose an palate, with is rich but rather dry. It's ready to drink now."
James Halliday (90 points):
"The blackberry and blueberry fruit of shiraz is accented by the blackcurrant and fine tannin structure of one-quarter contribution of cabernet. It's a well poised style that unites fruit brightness and depth with the dark chocolate influence of barrel maturation, finishing with drying tannins."