(From 2010 Vintage) Deep dark red with an intense crimson purple hue. Lifted and intense on the nose, vibrant cassis and black fruits layered over well integrated oak derived notes of cedar, cinnamon and roasted hazelnut. Richly concentrated flavours combine with stylish and sympathetic oak, supported by long, silky, fine grained tannins and a balance of acidity, culminating in a long, lingering and memorable savoury finish.
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(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: Critics Challenge 2006 Award - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/06. Supple and smooth. Paul Lukacs