The grapes for this wine come largely from a near extinct clone of Cabernet Sauvignon. This unnamed clone yields no more than one ton per acre because of its very poor setting ability and the tiny size of its berries. However, its those tiny berries that deliver the superior quality.
"The colossal 2001 The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits an opaque purple colour in addition to a gorgeous perfume of lead pencil shavings intermixed with blackberry and cassis fruit, vanilla, Asian spices, and white flowers.
Still primary and young, with great intensity as well as tremendous upside potential, it requires 5-6 more years of aging, after which it
will last for two decades"- The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker