Open-fermented, some components held on skins for extended maceration for up to 30 days, matured in French oak (35% new) for 12 months. A particularly pleasing Coonawarra cabernet from a very good vintage. The balance of fruit, oak and tannins is right on the money, with cassis, Coonawarra mulberry and cedar.
94 points, James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion (Aug 2020)
Dense and toothsome, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins that add a wonderful richness and density to the generous flavors of dark chocolate–covered coffee bean, kirsch, sage and cassis. The harmony keeps building on the finish. Drink now through 2035. 200 cases imported.
93 points, MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator (Aug 2020)
Lots of subtle spearmint and blackcurrant aromas follow through to a medium body, integrated and fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now. Screw cap.
93 points, James Suckling (Jun 2019)