Deep bright colour and a tinge of sawn-oak among the aromas that include tar, graphite, various nutty and woodsy aromas, complemented by brown spices. The wine is intense and piercing, taut and long, with ample tannins adding a touch of chew. A solid, concentrated wine that will benefit from a little more time in bottle.95 pts - Ned Goodwin (James Suckling)
Perhaps the classiest wine of this sub-regional trio. Perhaps. Time may shift this status, but right now this Greenock is refined in the context, bridling a floral elegance with blue and black pastille, anise, raspberry bon bon, clove and an exotic allure, as if a sachet of Indian spice is doused across the long, layered finish. Powerful, sure, but the tannins are a bow of tension, defined by grape and framed by oak. A full-weighted expression of considerable class. Best after 2026. Screw cap.