Vines planted '71, matured in French hogsheads (33% new, 67% second-fill) for 25 months. There's no question about the blackcurrant/black olive/savoury varietal cabernet profile. The French oak isn't hiding, simply standing side by side with the fruit. All up it beats expectations.
Score: 94 points -- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion