“A selection of our finest barrels from the vintage are selected for our Reserve range and given additional maturation in oak prior to bottling and cellaring.” – Geoff Merrill
The colour is a rich dark red with ruby hues. On first opening, the light fresh herbaceous Cabernet notes come forward. Looking deeper, a strong green capsicum spice backs up the warmer savoury meaty notes, complex oak characters and blueberry fruits on display.
The palate gently builds after the first glass into a very well structured and strongly flavoured muscular wine. Dark fruits, ripe firm tannin and ample acidity blend seamlessly with the integrated oak flavour and structure completing this great example of a top end Cabernet.
95 points – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)
94 points – Ray Jordan (The West Australian)
94 points – Australian Wine Showcase Magazine
93 points – National Liquor News (Annual Cabernet Tasting)
92 points – Huon Hooke (The Real Review)