A favorite of the critics year in and year out, it's easy to see why. Great price, rich fruit, with the distinctive pepper/spice character on the bouquet and palate. The rich ripe dark berry/plum fruit with a touch of aniseed rounds things off nicely. The wine finishes with surprising power and structure that will soften with careful bottle maturation. This wine is a steal, get a case or two for backyard BBQs while its still around!
"...its saturated ruby/purple color, excellent texture, and weighty, lush mouthfeel are impressive. The wine, which had just been bottled, needs to settle down, but it possesses loads of character, and it should ultimately merit a score similar to the Cabernet Sauvignon. A substantial effort, it provides further evidence of just how special the 2002 vintage appears to be in South Australia."
-The Wine Advocate