From Springton, Eden Valley. Planted around 1858. Kudos to Alex Head for giving these grand old 1858 vines the space to speak eloquently for themselves, unencumbered by oak, alcohol or artefact. A pale–medium vibrant purple hue heralds purity and restraint of wild strawberries, black raspberries and fragrant rosehip. Fine-ground fruit tannins entwine with tangy, high Springton acidity to lay out a long and lively finish. Great potential.
95 points Tyson Stelzer winecomppanion.com.au 2022 13 August 2021
From a single parcel of vines, planted in 1853 in Springton in the Eden Valley, this has a strikingly complex and fragrant nose with pepper, wild sage, gun flint, rose petals, pastry and orange peel, as well as redcurrants, raspberries, blueberries and red cherries. The palate has such fine, silky and elegant tannins that draw very long and chiseled. Raspberry and red-cherry flavors are cradled long, fresh and fine. Elegance and power. Superb grenache. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
97 points Nick Stock jamessuckling.com 11 September 2020