#85 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013
A deep wine with vibrant purple hues. On the nose, Black cherry, blackberry & brambly aromas entwine with dark spices & tobacco.
On the palate, Fragrant, bright and pure, with blackcurrant, coffee and violet notes. A core of dark fruit runs through the palate,defining this as a powerful expression of ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. Supple tannins coat the palate & frame all the elements to create a focused, elegant and classic Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.
"Refined, showing finesse, this plays its black currant and blackberry fruit against hints of mineral and herb. The finish is wrapped in fine tannins."
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon shows forward black currant, cedar and clove aromas over hints of forest floor and bay leaf. Medium-bodied with good amount of muscular fruit, crisp acid, medium to firm levels of grainy tannins and a long, relatively straightforward finish. Drink it to 2020+."
The Wine Advocate