A ripping 6 year old Cabernet at an unbelievable low price.
Estate grown at Reillys St Clare vineyard, Watervale. This classic Clare Valley Cabernet shows layers of dark fruit with blackcurrant on the palate and finishes with mint and dark chocolate. It has generous tannins with a velvety mouth feel.
"Aromas of cherries and dark chocolate with a powerful ripe palate with firm tannins and vibrant flavours. Astringent end." 5 + years. Best Buy. Winestate Magazine, July/August 2018
"Deep, dense colour, a tint of purple in the rim. The bouquet is oaky with trace of creosote, and the palate even moreso. It's a big, gutsy red. There is some bitterness in the tannins and the aftertaste is quite oaky. It's not for everybody. A solid decant is recommended. A lot of wine here for the price." Huon Hooke, The Real Review
"Red rims affirm the freshness of this, otherwise, purple wine. There's a hint of cassis, with dark spices and red berries more dominant. The palate is soft and fruit is allowed to sing. Juicy and bright, with acidity in check. Great value." Nick Butler, The Real Review
"Cold-soaked, fermented in small open vats. 21 months in French hogsheads. Curranty fruit on the bouquet with some cedary oak influence. A medium-bodied sort of palate, quite softly textured, red fruit flavours with gentle but persistent tannin. Not a wine that immediately grabs your attention, but you'll be back for a second glass." Steven Creber, Halliday Wine Companion
"This has been a very successful venture for Adelaide cardiologist Justin Ardill and wife Julie, beginning as a hobby in 1994, but growing significantly over the intervening years. They now have vineyards at Watervale, Leasingham and Mintaro, growing riesling, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, grenache, tempranillo and merlot" James Halliday Wine Companion.