This striking wine presents Cassis and dark fruit flavours expected from Cabernet, with subtle hints of tobacco and chocolate on the palate. After 12 months in French oak the soft silky tannins are finely balanced by the fruit flavours and subtle oak nuances.
On the nose blackcurrant/ cassis and herbal notes intertwined with delicate whiffs of char (from the oak barrels). On the palate blackcurrant and blackberry over powdery tannins, spice and tar. This wine has great length and structure where the fruit more than matches the fine tannin structure.
''This 2015 release is on the mark again. It?s ripe and bold but mellow too; it?s already settling into a sound drinking zone. Blackberry, earth, leather, some undergrowth, some mocha, a eucalyptus lift. Strong tannin but it suits the full-bodied style.'' 93 Points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
It's medium-bodied, succulent, yet firm, with toothsome tannin, a beautiful mouth-perfume, black tea and small just ripe berries, and a finish where freshness, vibrancy and tannin push the wine very long. A classic vintage. Stunning wine. Precision.'' 97 Points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front