This is definitely a food wine. The tannins are very strong and assertive, the wine is extremely tight and raw at this early stage of its long life. To drink young, decant at breakfast time and then enjoy with a prime cut of beef. It will make you sing.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Classic Dalwhinnie style with abundant aromas, fruit on the fore-palate likewise; tightens up on the finish with tannin grip that will relax as the years go by.
Rating 95 - Drink by 2030 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (DEC/2011)
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Moonamble Cabernet Sauvignon offers a nose of cassis, wild blueberries, toasty oak and yeast extract with subtle suggestions of pencil lead and chocolate. Full-bodied with a nice backbone of medium to firm, grainy tannins and very crisp acidity, it has a long savory finish. Delicious in this youthful stage, it should develop gracefully and drink to 2022+.
Rating 92+ Drink:2012 - 2022 - Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (JUN/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Dark purple-black, darker than the Shiraz. Bright and shiny.
A true varietal expression of good Cabernet Sauvignon displaying cedar and mint aromas. The dark red berries are lifted and fresh with a lovely sweet perfume of sandalwood. Quite exquisite.
The attack is juicy and mouthfilling which explodes into layers of savoury woody tannins carrying the blackberry and violet fruit. The finish is long and dry. Very Bordeaux in style and taste.