New Zealand International Wine Show 2015
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016
International Organic Wine Award 2015
Winestate Magazine 'Organic Wines Tasting' 2015
The Vino Geek - October 2015
Now this is a serious wine! Beautiful dark ink colour leads to a dark and broody nose. Dark fruits, pepper, spice, cinnamon aroma's dominate. It's somewhat sweet on the front-mid palate with some super cool characteristics of Chocolate/Vanilla. It's got great structure. When I was taking notes on this wine the first thing that I wrote down other than it's characteristics was "Big but not Big". It's a big mouth filling wine, but it's not a wine that is so tannic you need to put your head under the tap after a few sips.
First Glass Wine and Spirits - October 2015
Inky black red. Beautifully refined creamy oak utterly titillates the senses - it smells deep and savoury with opulent fruity Shiraz intensity. A big wine in the mouth and although firm and tight it has an incredibly fine texture. It's a powerful dry red with nutty oak, chocolate, a juicy red and black fruit deliciousness, beautifully balanced savouriness. Mouthfilling and long - and the flavours go on and on. An organic and biodynamic farmed wine with 20 months in French oak. "Monumental," says Kingsley.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - July 2015
Drinking this is like wrapping your mouth in velvet. It's plush, smooth, offers folds and layers of flavour, and is both comforting and warming. It's rich with syrupy plum, blackberry, milk chocolate and woodsmoke, and comes draped with fine, integrated tannin. Swallow, and the pulse of flavour keeps beating on. Rating: 96
The Wine Front Campbell Mattinson - July 2015
Cellar door only. 20 months in French oak. Big wine. And a good one. If you like em big, you'll like this. It takes generosity and grabs it by the hand. It's firm with tannin but thick with blackberried/plummy fruit, a slick of toasty vanillin oak then slavishly applied. Mocha notes. Juicy berries galore. Deliciously smooth, but with the structure to match. Rated:94/100
The 3 Wines Men - July 2015
McLaren Vale Shiraz circa 2013... Dense fruit cake, plum, black cherry and olive notes. Mouthful of ripe currants, and so many other great Shiraz traits with friendly acidity and can I please have another glass length. It's a Cellar Door only wine so go visit if you're in McLaren Vale and you might be lucky enough to try this wine as well as catching a glimpse of the Phantom!