Winemaker's Note: A fine wine with a deep ruby red colour and wonderful aromas of fresh fruit and black fruit. Excellent structure, elegance, remarkable balance with sophisticated, supple tannins leading to a long fruity finish. A great success for this rather atypical year.
- 73% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 27% Merlot
Blackberry with toasted oak and coffee aromas. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Lovely texture to this wine. Dense and refined. Very tight right now. One of the best I have tasted from this estate. Best after 2009. 20,000 cases made. Score: 92 points -- Wine Spectator, Mar 2006
A spectacular wine, and one that could have been bought for a song when it was released, this blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. Strutting all of its nobility, richness and majesty in 2014, it boasts abundant notes of cedarwood, creme de cassis, licorice and a hint of lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied, rich, dense and fully mature, it is capable of lasting another 7-10 years. This beauty is a big-time sleeper of the vintage. Score: 94 points -- Wine Advocate, Aug 2014