This was the vintage Koomooloo Cabernet came of age, with the 17-year-old vines hitting their straps. Aggressive crop and shoot thinning achieved optimal ripeness.
- NSW - Orange
- New South Wales
90 Points. "Bright and broad, with a nice lift from elevated acidity and light chalky texture as the Meyer lemon, pineapple and spice flavors emerge and linger." Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman (Global, USA), 31 Aug 09
94 Points. Skilled winemaking brings out the best qualities of the fruit, which has classic varietal character framed by fine tannins and harmonious cedary oak. James Halliday Wine Companion 2010 Jun-09
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright reds and purples.
Incredible power and lift of blackberry fruits. No.5 spent 30 months in new French oak and still the dominant aroma is the fruit with many rich layers.
Deceptively the palate is shear elegance. It is bursting with classic cabernet fruit supported with understated oak and fine tannins. The palate is soft and intense with vibrant berry fruits.
Medals & Trophies
Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 (UK), 2009