The color has great depth, almost opaque with purple tints. The aroma is so typical
of Coonawarra Cabernet. Complex, fresh with black currant leaf notes, touch of mulberry and
blackberry fruits interwoven with hints of wild berries and violets. The oak is quite prominent
displaying some dusty and vanillin characters on the nose which over time will integrate into the
wine thereby adding further complexity to the nose. A very full bodied and luscious wine,
whilst still young is showing strong juicy like tannins which will become more silky and velvety
with time and evolve as the wine ages The wine has a striking berry character with richness of
fruit, strong vanillin and smokey influences from the fine grained French oak which add length
and depth to the finish. A wine from a great vintage due to the ideal weather, average yields
and trouble free harvest.
"Medium red-purple; a very well constructed and balanced wine, open-fermented and hand-plunged, then taken to barrel to complete the last stages of the primary fermentation before spending a further two years in barrel. This method means the complete integration of the oak with the fruit and ensures soft tannins.
Australian Wine Companion
"Saturated ruby. Bordeaux-like aromas of redcurrant, cherry, licorice, bitter chocolate and tobacco, lifted by a floral nuance. Concentrated, dense and energetic, with tightly wound red fruit flavors and firm underlying structure. Finishes spicy, long and gently tannic, with captivating notes of bitter cherry and minerals. Shows classic cabernet character, as well as the balance to age."
International Wine Cellar