Coonawarra Cabernet at its finest, showcasing the distinctive regional characteristics of fruit grown on tera rossa soil over limestone. Structural with regional blackcurrant fruit and long fine tannins to ensure a long life ahead of it.
95 Points, Gabrielle Poy, The Real Review 95 Points, Andrew Cillard MW, The Vintage Journal 94 Points, Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot 95 Points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian
The Vintage Journal - Andrew Caillard MW - 95 points
"Medium deep crimson. Intense blackcurrant, mocha, roasted chestnut aromas with aniseed, hint bush garrigue notes. Richly flavoured with voluminous cassis, dark cherry, dark plum fruits, plentiful fine graphite tannins and mocha, praline notes. Finishes chocolaty firm and bitter-sweet with attractive mineral length. Very good density, generosity and torque. Should last the distance. Cork sealed Drink now – 2035 14.5% alc 95 points"
Wine Pilot - Angus Hughson - 94 points
"Bright deep ruby. Beautifully ripe and well composed Cabernet Sauvignon with both generous fruit and complexity with lashings of blackcurrant and graphite aromas plus a gentle leafiness and toasty oak; quite classic in its compact, focused style. Then bone dry with strong herbal overtones to rich blackberry and earthy fruits with a firm tannin backbone. A very classy Coonawarra Cabernet, with a long, strong, sinewy finish so very good aging potential."
The Real Review - Gabrielle Poy - 95 points
"An alluring nose of lead pencil shavings, bramble, cassis, nutmeg and red earth makes way for a gliding palate flexing intensity and freshness. This is a composed and harmonious cabernet, pockets of detail revealed with each sip. A mighty wine indeed, it's so complete.
The West Australian - Ray Jordan - 95 points
"This is a combination of two Coonawarra vineyards, one of which contributes the fruit opulence that Ricciardo likes in his wines. The aim is to give it more generosity with the 60% new French oak and 33% older American oak, contributions significant in supporting that more generous style. The oak and fruit integration is excellent allowing the pretty floral notes of Coonawarra cabernet to emerge without that minty gum leaf character the region is known for. Balanced and with great poise it was drinking beautifully and perfect for medium-term cellaring."