"The 2014 Syrah Lieu-Dit Malakoff is a step back from the 2012, yet is still an elegant,outstanding wine that has loads to offer. Sporting a translucent purple/ruby color as well as perfumed notes of black raspberries, blueberries, exotic spices, sage, and underbrush, it’s medium to full-bodied, silky,elegant, and ready to go. Despite its upfront appeal, I suspect it will keep nicely for a decade or more given its overall balance."
- 92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
"This joint venture continues to turn out interesting,savory editions of Shiraz from interior Victoria. The 2014 Lieu-dit Malakoff Shiraz boasts notes of leather, clove, roasted meat and espresso. It's medium-bodied, with just enough plummy fruit to round out the palate, and it has a softly dusty finish."
- 90 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"This wine leads with a broody nose of plum, earth, coffee, warm stone and baking spice. The palate is woven together by tight tannins, but the acidity keeps things firmly in the medium-bodied spectrum. It finishes with a savory soy sauce note."