(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 charact...
Wine & SpiritsRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/07
Wine AdvocateRating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
Wine EnthusiastRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
Wine NewsRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News