Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The 1998 vintage produced a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
Rating 97 - James Halliday - Published on 20 Jul 2011, Australian Wine Companion
"For some years has been my pick as the best Australian cabernet merlot blend, and this vintage does nothing to change my mind. Densely coloured, the bouquet is crammed with rich cassis fruit and oak, as is the imperious palate, with layer upon layer of fruit woven through with powerful but ripe tannins."
Winery Tasting Notes
The 1998 vintage produced a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.
Harvest started with warm weather and then cooled down making the vintage stop and start.
The grapes harvested after the rain were of extremely high quality.
It has been barrel aged in 20% new oak, 35% one year old and 45% two year old barriques for 18 months prior to bottling in December 1999, It will cellar well.