Medium-deep plum red. Pretty aromas of blackcurrant and crystallised violet are complemented with notes of wet slate and bay leaf. Cassis and blueberry flavours flow through the long, linear, medium-to-full bodied palate. Seamlessly balanced, with harmonious fine-grained tannins and subtle notes of French oak. A contemporary McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon that expresses the synergy of this noble variety, the terroir and my personal winemaking philosophy and will reward careful cellaring.
*No animal products were used in the production of this wine.
93 pts: winecompanion.com.au
A large-framed cabernet that manages to play a card of savouriness over heft and sweetness. Kudos. Cassis, dried sage, a good smear of tapenade, spearmint and rosemary too. The tannins, largely oak-derived, are perhaps a little too polished to corral the weight and teeming fruit. This is a very good wine. It stands to be superlative with a little more extraction.
Very deep red-purple, blackberry jam, violet, a touch of prune juice, really alluring young cabernet bouquet, teetering on the brink of overripe, but gets away with it; the palate full-bodied and the tannins nicely tailored, very varietal and very good young cabernet.