In beating the best from notable Cabernet regions such as Margaret River and Coonawarra, this wine has cemented the Hilltops region's place in the top echelon of Caberent viticultural precincts in Australia. The colour is dense while the aroma is wonderfully lifted with dark berry fruits, cedar and floral notes. The tannins are polished and refined with a gravelly texture reminiscent of Bordeaux. The product of a truly outstanding vintage.
- NSW - Hilltops
- New South Wales
Bright, clear crimson; the wine has a very fragrant bouquet, with cassis to the fore just as it is on the finely structured, juicy, palate. There is also a subtext of cedary oak and some dried herbs that are strongly varietal. Rating 95 - Drink by 2028, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (APR/2015).
Winery Tasting Notes
2013's dry spring and summer have resulted in a low yield - just over an acre of intensely concentrated fruit. The powerful palate delivers a complex array of bright cassis, black olive and sage flavours integrated with fine oak and ripe supple tannins.
Medals & Trophies
Top Gold Medal - Natinal Wine Show - Canberra - 2014
Top Gold Medal - Royal Brisbane Wine Show - 2015
Gold Medal - Sydney International Wine Competition - 2015
Gold Medal - National Cool Climate Wine Show - 2015