On release, 2008 vintage Margaret River Cabernets will no doubt be shadowed by the remarkably good 2007s, however, with their tightly coiled structure, natural acidity and excellent fruit intensity, we feel they may reveal themselves as even better, given time in bottle. The vines enjoyed a gentle growing season, harvest was later as the grapes hung on the vine longer due to the cooler temperatures.
Australian Wine CompanionCrimson-red; a very elegant medium-bodied cabernet that fully reflects one face of Margaret River with this variety; the black fruit flavours are long and fine, the tannins fine and silky, the oak evident but restrained.
Wine EnthusiastA prime example of what Margaret River is capable of, this is a full-bodied, supple yet tannic Cabernet Sauvignon at a fair price. Notes of cedar, cassis and mocha offer ample interest, finishing rich and chewy. Drink 2013–2020.