Andrew Caillard MW, The Vintage Journal - 95 points
“Deep crimson. Intense dark cherry, praline aromas with some brambly notes. Velvety textured wine with smooth opulent blackberry, dark cherry fruits, supple graphite tannins and underlying mocha, dark chocolate notes. Finishes chocolaty with attractive mineral length. Well balanced and appealing multi-regional blend with compelling richness, volume and polish. Cork-sealed. Drink now – 2028 14.5% 94 points”
Wine Pilot- Angus Hughson - 91 points
"A deeply coloured and luscious example of South Australian Shiraz that immediately bursts with ripe, sweet blackberry and mulberry fruits well supported by generous oak in the background. There is then good impact of sweet dark fruit flavour over a bed of supple tannins making for a soft and fruit forward style. Length and balance is good so, while ready for action now, it will also drink well over the medium term."
The West Australian - Ray Jordan - 95 points
"This was made from scratch for the DR3 and had a significant contribution by Ricciardo. The aim was for a more modern fruit-forward version of St Hugo - but not obviously Barossa so the fruit was sourced from more southern vineyards with their breadth and plushness of flavour, and 70% from Wrattonbully, which is the coolest vineyard. It's a classic red dirt of limestone vineyard. We wanted this wine to be open and plush with pure fruit. There is lots of red fruit character with brilliant vibrant colour and a bright juicy palate. The texture comes from the oak maturation, but the wine is still very fresh and buoyant. A lot of people who were younger and some weren't wine drinkers as well, and a lot of F1 fans"