Tony Love – ‘Top 100 Wines for 2016,The Advertiser, July 2016
“In varietals like this (Mataro) can be such a joy to sit down and relax into its dark, crumbled earth and five-spice set of smells plus the whiff of old kitchens where the pots have been bubbling with beef stew – and then you sip in its rich, soft and warming ooze. This is one of this winter’s finest.”
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion – Date tasted: 19 July 2016
“Andrew Caillard's team has made an art of mataro as well as the labels on the Caillard releases. This is a wine as much about texture as it is about flavour, each acting in synergistic support of the other, wild herbs linking with sour cherry and spice."
Gary Walsh – The WineFront, 15 May 2016
“New art each year on the bottle, and in the bottle.
Boysenberries, clod earth below, perfume above, spice box, and a gentle pencilly oak. Medium bodied, fresher this vintage, almost perky with acidity, firm well-knit tannin binds the juicy, almost malt and cherry-like fruit flavour, then crisp and fresh on the long finish. Distinctive wine. A lighter shade of Barossa.”