94 Pts James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
"A classy little brother to Graveyard Shiraz, with the same vineyard origin; has great balance, texture and structure, with an interplay between blackberry, sweet leather and earth." 94 points - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
"Inky violet color. Cherry-cola, blueberry, new leather, spices and violet on the nose. Densely packed and sweet, with complex flavors of fresh red berries, blueberry and cracked pepper. A rather suave shiraz that already shows good complexity. Finishes classically dry, with silky tannins and a late note of sweet dark berries. I'd still give this a bit of time in bottle." 92 points - Josh Raynolds - International Wine Cellar
"Truth be told, the difference in quality between this wine and the $125 Graveyard Vineyard bottling doesnât appear that great, so savvy consumers should jump on this Shiraz, which offers leather, coffee and roasted meat complexity allied to medium body, a creamy texture and a long, firmly structured finish. Drink 2015-2025." 90 points Wine Enthusiast
"Being the third of three dry years the flavours and structure is very similar to 05 and the 06. If anything the 2007 has produced a wine that shows more drought year influence. The 2007 HV Shiraz has a medium density colour, but with bright youthful tints & aromas of mocha, dark chocolate and charry bramble from the oak. These are integrated with the blackberry, savoury Hunter Shiraz fruit. A very good alcohol weight restrained and carries the rich flavours. The palate has vanillin and dark cherry. The oak is forward at this stage but there is more than enough fruit to match it. Soft tannins and a dry finish round it out. Under screw cap this wine will stay fresh and youthful for some time, with developed characters evolving more slowly, as opposed to softening due to variable levels of oxidation under cork." -Winery
This was rated 88 points in Wine & Spirits and 87 points with the Wine Advocate.