The bouquet is vibrant with a concentrated fruit profile of abundant blackcurrant, dark cherries and mulberry. Beneath the lifted aromatics of anise, cocoa, clove, black olive and earthy wild field mushroom provide elegant layers to a highly expressive and complex nose.
On the palate structure and fruit weight work harmoniously, characterized by a dark fruit core of blackcurrant and forest fruits. Savory spices of dried sage, cassia bark, and tobacco gives subtle texture, and combines with diligent oak integration and a fine acid line. All components arrive to a finish, which is featured by slightly chalky cocoa powder-like tannins.
"Youthful crimson-purple; as is usual, a somewhat austere style, reminiscent of traditional Bordeaux; the flavours are long and persistent, and with a bit of work, the blackcurrant opens up."
Australian Wine Companion
"Bright ruby. Dried cherry, redcurrant and potpourri on the nose, with spice and mineral notes adding complexity. Deeply pitched redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are enlivened by tangy acidity and pick up a candied rose note with air. Shows plenty of power but this is quite graceful, taut and polished. Sweet red fruits linger on the very long, spicy, incisive finish. This wine will age on its balance.
International Wine Cellar
"A textbook example of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2007 Art Series offers perfumed cassis fruit just tinged with mint and tobacco. There's ample body yet classic Cabernet restraint, so it's not jammy or overdone. The tannins are supple enough to make it enjoyable now, yet sufficient to see it through 2018, at least."