(2009 Vintage) The 2009 Coonawarra Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep crimson red with purple hues. Fresh blackcurrant and dark berry fruit aromas are apparent on the nose exuding typical Coonawarra characteristics. Hints of black olive and licorice are balanced with nuances of cedar and vanilla from fine grain French oak. The palate exudes generous ripe cassis flavors with tobacco leaf, supported by subtle integration of oak leading to a rich, smooth finish.
Critics Challenge(2004 Vintage) Rating: Critics Challenge 2006 Award - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/06. Supple and smooth. Paul Lukacs