Appearance: Clear, bright, deep red / purple with a crimson hue.
Nose: Strong varietal definition including blackberry and cassis fruits with well-integrated cedary oak.
Palate: Medium to full-bodied wine with typical sub district blueberry, olive, mint and spice characters. A dried herb finish is well supported by fine grainy tannins and French oak.
Cellaring: Enjoy on release or cellar for eight to ten years from release (March 2017).
"Deep, dark red colour with a strong tinge of purple and an oak-driven bouquet, which has a trace of funk and sweat. This breathed off quickly, leaving dark berries and violets. The wine is concentrated and sumptuous in its fruit flavour and ample firm tannins. A big, generous mouthful of cabernet, ripe and balanced and well-structured for the long haul". ★★★★★ - 95 points, ranked #1 of 60 Australian Cabernets tasted. Drink 2019 to 2035 - Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com 14/6/2017.
"A flurry of regional flavours of blackberries, boysenberries, some choc-mint, warm soil and bay leaf with cedary oak in check. There's detail on the medium bodied palate and the raw silk tannins add another layer of complexity. Neatly composed and drinking brilliantly now, better with extra bottle age" - 95 points, drink to 2030 - James Halliday, 2018 Australian Wine Companion
"Picture perfect Margaret River Cabernet at a bargain price" 94pts - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, March 2017