FIVE STARS 18.5/20 | Raymond Chan
FIVE STARS 95/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS | MIchael Cooper
Sourced from fruit gown by Johnny Lyons on a hillside site to the south of Hastings, this is special wine and, arguably, the finest Hillside ever released.
Raymond Chan writes "Medium-full bodied, the palate has a rich and vibrant core of sweetly rich and luscious flavours of blackberries with black plums, spices and liquorice, and an array of black and white pepper with violet floral nuances. The fruit has depth and intensity with very good vitality and a fresh, firm line of acidity. The flavours flow along a very finely extracted line, leading to an elegant, lingering spicy finish. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 6+ years."