(From 2011 Vintage) Cooler years in McLaren Vale always lead to incredibly expressive and highly varietal Cabernets. The High Trellis is no exception with an abundance of blackcurrant, violets and minty notes leaping from the glass. Beautiful bright purple fruits dominate the palate, countered by typical Cabernet characters such as red capsicum skin and fresh mint. The wine feels quite linear at this stage of its development and the combination of fruit and fine chalky tannins seems to go on and on endlessly.
Wine AdvocateRating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 115 on Feb-98
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/97