Steve Tanzer 91 points - Medium to deep garnet colour. Dried cherry, mulberry, loam, espresso and tobacco aromas with a hint of dried mint. On the palate a savoury / meaty character comes through. A firm backbone of high acidity and a medium+ level of firm tannins give good structure. Medium to full bodied, very long finish.
Aromas of lead pencil, graphite and dried currant are tight and chewy, firm and concentrated, with loamy earth, dried currant, sage and cedar notes. Still quite tannic. Decant. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot..
|Wine maker notes|
|A unqiue blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels — hand racked every three months .|