The 2005 Cabernet re-inforces our high opinion of the '05 vintage across the board. This wine is deep in colour and retains a youthful purple-ish hue. The nose is full of sweet, ripe blackcurrant, cedar, spice and fresh earth, along with a touch of mint. It smells very fresh and young. The palate shows enormous depth and richness of flavour, filling the mouth - it is rudely easy to drink! The wine appears very well balanced with no heat or heaviness despite its size . The finish is long, the flavours lingering for over 45 seconds. Quite an experience!
"The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is sourced from a vineyard planted in 1972. It was aged in small French and American oak for 18 months. Opaque purple in color, it offers up classic Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of smoky oak, pencil lead, scorched earth, black currants, and blackberry liqueur. This leads to a sumptuous, savory, opulent, full-bodied wine which amazingly combines great power with elegance. Although there is plenty of structure and aging potential, the wine is seamless, sexy, and very enticing. Those able to delay gratification can safely cellar this great Cabernet for 10-20 years but it is hard to resist now. "
The Wine Advocate