53% Syrah, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot
Bright red and deep blueberry aromas underpinned by soft cola and faint graphite notes hint at the complexity
that one finds on the palate. The fruit is seamlessly integrated, and the wine is long and well structured in the
mouth. 70% new French oak and 30% one-year-old oak makes for optimal respect of the fruit.
"Moving onto the 2012 Barrels, which across the board are superb, the 2012 Optimus should certainly match or exceed the incredible 2011. Full-bodied, seamless and downright sexy, with classy berry fruit, licorice, violets and spring flowers, it should be approachable on release and have a decade of longevity. Drink 2014-2022.
The Wine Advocate