94 points | James Halliday, Wine Companion
Medium red colour with great depth. The plum fruits dominate the aromas, and are backed by typical Merlot creaminess and subtle French oak characters. The palate shows a mid-weighted wine that is beautifully balanced with plum fruits and a tight structure. Fine tannins, cedary French oak and balanced acidity give the wine length and drive with a long elegant finish.
A 100% Merlot with minimal intervention such as fining. This is a wine that articulates, with all honesty, the Poacher's Ridge terroir. Enjoy it right away!