The wine is a classic Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon showing intense cassis fruit flavours, with a long finish on the palate and soft tannins. The wine was matured in French oak, adding to the wine's structure, but not dominating the pure Coonawarra Cabernet fruit characters.
The fruit for the Cabernet Sauvignon is selected from old vine material from the Wilgha and Neilson's Block vineyards at the cooler, southern end of Coonawarra. Located on the famous terra rossa soil, these vineyards were originally planted by Ian and Wendy Hollick in the 1970s and early 1980s.
It will effortlessly cellar for at least 10 years, and is the ideal accompaniment to lamb dishes.
2013 Vintage Reviews
Charming & stylish with a delicate, violet-like perfume of cassis, mulberries and dark plums tightly knit with fresh cedar/vanilla oak. Long and fine-grained, with a lingering core of pristine fruit, cedary oak and faint nuances of dried herbs, it's supported by dusty, firmish tannins and finishes with a bright, polished acidity' - 93 points.