Cabernet Sauvignon was a standout from d'Arenberg's 2006 vintage, as flavors developed at a lower than normal baume giving complexity and depth to the flavor profile. The aromas are classic Cabernet with exotic dark plum, fragrant casis and an underlying mix of dark chocolate, cherries, cured meats and spiced violets. The palate has an impressive elegance, a wonderful juicy mid-palate and great richness. Immense structure and length with mineral acidity and fine lacy tannins directing the fruit.
"A full-bodied array of predominantly black fruits with integrated tannins and oak; has all the ingredients."
Australian Wine Companion
"It's tempting to pick apart the elements of this blend-the curranty ripeness of cabernet sauvignon, the silken plumminess of merlot, the blackness of petit verdot and the green tobacco scents of franc. The wine combines all those elements in a richly textured red with the fresh scent of a eucalyptus grove. More restrained in its ripeness than d'Arenberg's McLaren Vale wines, this still delivers substantial flavors. Decant it for a thick-cut sirloin, grilled rare."
Wine & Spirits
"The 2006 The Galvo Garage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot which spent 10-12 months in seasoned French and American oak. Opaque purple-colored, it presents aromas of cedar, spice box, black currant and blackberry. Structured, dense, and savory, this firm effort will evolve for 2-3 years and offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2021.
The Wine Advocate
"Ruby-red. Intensely spicy bouquet displays bright red berry, cherry and eucalyptus scents, with a slow-mounting incense quality. Fresh and bracing, with lively redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors, fine-grained tannins and late-arriving sweetness. Finishes with good energy and lift, leaving a subtle note of candied flowers behind."
International Wine Cellar