Though I am far from a lone voice, I get a better platform than most to yell off and fall down from. Ipso, I like to say ‘Eastern Peake is one of Australia’s most significant vineyard sites’. And so it is written. Remarkable and fascinating and unique wines emerge at pace – well, slowly, as with this wine. Everything so considered and unlike so many, judicious maturation and reserve stocks on hold and on hand.
This is tight and tense though it’s not missing flavour, spice, earthy notes or that sense of sous bois that these EP wines seem to ooze. It spreads beautifully in the palate, sheets of lacy tannins in tat work, long ribbons of dark cherry, dried perhaps, that wonderful undergrowth character, light truffley-mushroomy notes and yet brisk, fresh acidity finishes it all and bundles things up perfectly. Such charm and goodness. 95 points – Mike Bennie, The Winefront