(From 2012 Vintage) This wine is deep purple in color and consists of a spicy and multilayered herbaceous nose with hints of sweet rhubarb and dark berries. The intense, velvety palate shows plums, blackcurrants and dates with nuances of cinnamon, coffee and dark chocolate and fine chalky tannins.
The Cabernet Sauvignon on our vineyard produces small berries with a high skin to juice ratio. The result is a wine that is intense and structured yet is rich and has the ripe flavor for which McLaren Vale is renowned. The fruit was picked late in the season when ripe and, after fermentation, matured for 18 months in American and French oak of varying ages. The color is a deep dark vibrant crimson. The bouquet has lifted ripe berry fruit and blackcurrant with some vanillin and cedary oak charac...
Wine AdvocateRating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 148 on Aug-03
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/04