2017 Piano Piano Henry's Block Shiraz RRP $42/1 2019-2027/ ***** 94 points A lovely, elegant, suavely-structured shiraz with cool-grown pepper-spice aromas, the palate medium-bodied and harmonious, with refreshing acidity and fine, gentle tannins. Great early drinkability. Ageing: drink now to 12 years. Food: Veal roast stuffed with bacon and herbs.
Huon Hooke | Cellar Talk Wines April 18 2020
2018 Piano Piano Sophie's Block Chardonnay RRP $42/1 2020-2025/ ***** 89 points Golden peaches and honeysuckle aromatics. A peach-cobbler character with lots of weight and richness of texture. This will provide a lot of appeal, particularly for those looking for a bigger style of chardonnay. It's still well-focused to finish, not flabby 26 Mar 2020. Gold Medal 2019 Victorian Wine Show.
Stuart Knox | The Real Review 2020
2016 Piano Piano Sophie's Block Chardonnay RRP $42/1 2020-2024/ ***** 89 points Pineapple and mango nose. The palate is 'big boy' with lots of intensity of ripe fruit. A lot is going on here but there's enough acid to keep it all rolling into a long finish 18 Mar 2020
Stuart Knox | The Real Review 2020
2017 Piano Piano Henry's Block Shiraz RRP $42/1 2020-2032/ ***** 94 points Bright, fragrant pepper-spice cool-grown shiraz aromas. The wine is elegant, medium-bodied and suave, with clean acidity refreshing the palate throughout. Gentle, fine tannins. Medium-bodied and very, very drinkable.
Huon Hooke | The Real Review 2020
2016 Piano Piano Henry's Block Shiraz RRP $42/1 2019-2027/ ***** 94 points Medium purple colour with red outskirts. Cinnamon and red licorice lead a soft and spicy bouquet. Soft and elegant; a medium-weight example that dances with red-fruited elegance. Precision in fruit and winemaking.
Nick Butler | The Real Review 2020
2017 Piano Piano Reserve Merlot RRP $35/1 2019-2027/ ***** 93 points Deep red colour with softer red edges. Dark plums and charry oak nose. A pleasant burst of sweet red plum fruit greets an otherwise serious and structured palate. Balance is there, as are some ripe tannins. Very classy.
Nick Butler | The Real Review 2019
2015 Piano Piano Sophie's Block Chardonnay RRP $38/1 2027/ ***** 96 points The colour screams of beauty: a mid-yellow sheen flecked with a glimmer of green. The nose is oatmeal, truffle and curd. There is virtually nothing fruity about this, although for those desperate for descriptives, there is some stone fruit tucked behind sleek gills of granitic crunch and mineral-clad pungency; juxtaposed beautifully against a generous build of creamy lees work as the wine opens in the
James Halliday | Wine Companion 2018
2013 Sophie’s Block Chardonnay Rating: 95 Hand-picked, destemmed, wild-fermented in French oak (35% new), matured for 10 months. Elegant and wonderfully fresh for a 3yo chardonnay, and no hint of unripe fruit. The new oak has been drawn inwards into the heart of the wine, leaving its fragrance and delicate flavours free to play. Makes your heart skip a beat. 2013 Henry's Block Shiraz, 95 points: Hand-picked and sorted, crushed with a high portion of whole berries
James Halliday | Wine Companion 2017
2012 Sophie’s Block Chardonnay Rating 17.5 ‘...Piano Piano indeed. Mid gold. I’d love to see this blind with some fine Meursault! Very refined indeed with the merest hint of sulphides. Beautifully judged. A really delicious mouthful with floral fragrance on the finish. So pure and precise! But with convincing delicate fruit on the mid palate. A real triumph. Drink 2014-2020.
Jancis Robinson | Oxford Companion to Wine 2016
2013 Henry's Block Shiraz, 93 points: Piano Piano is on the golden mile, so to speak, on the Beechworth-Wangaratta Road, a stretch of road that is also home to Giaconda, Castagna, Savaterre, Domenica, Golden Ball and others. 2013 Sophie's Block Chardonnay, 92+ points: Chardonnay from one of the key names-to-watch of the Beechworth wine scene.
Campbell Mattinson | Wine Front