95 points and 'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: "[$50 list] Like its sister wine, Omahu, this is a precise, tightly knit wine for the cellar that beautifully captures both the power and the elegance of Hawke's Bay Syrah. Like a hug in a glass, it offers comforting aromas of melted chocolate, baking spice, ground pepper, fresh brambly berries and a hint of something more mineral. The palate is broad but focused, and more approachable young than Omahu. Tannins are beautifully textured, talc-like and spicy, cradling the pristine fruit. Drink now–2040. Alcohol 12.5%. (May 2021)"
||Smith & Sheth