An individual expression of the traditional cabernet blend hand picked from amongst the oldest vines in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. This wine captures the unique synergy of site, vintage and varieties to create a layered and complex wine with defined varietal characters and exceptional vibrancy. Luscious dark fruits with great density and characteristic fine gravelly tannins are the hallmarks of this unique sub-region.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
Excellent colour, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc, which has been matured in French oak, much of it new; its mix of cassis, redcurrant, spice and licorice is bolstered by that oak and by ripe supple tannins. A thoroughly hedonistic wine that will be even better in five-plus years time when that oak has settled down. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion
Puts on a fair show of pretty vanilla/mocha oak over mulberry, aniseed and regional bay leaf and gravel. Medium bodied, plush red and black fruit, pliant but insistent powdery tannin and balanced acidity. Tannin prolongs the finish and the overall feeling is of a well structured, well polished wine that delivers just enough to keep you happy. Rating 93 - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
This is a single vineyard blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. It is such a complex wine of leafy cabernet dominance with a meaty fruitcake underlay. The tannins are powdery and supportive, and the oak perfectly applied to fully express the fruit. Balanced finish. Rating 93 - Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep crimson red.
Perfumed aromatics of satsuma plums, redcurrant, cherries and dark chocolate combine with hints of dried herbs and violets.
A medium to full body with bright and expressive flavours of mocha, currants, cedar and nutmeg leading to a velvety mouthfeel and a rich, long finish.
Slow braised beef brisket served with Paris mash, roasted root vegetables and a rich BBQ sauce.
Drink now to 2031.