Sourced from a couple of propitiously situated blocks, one planted in 1967 and the other, circa 30 years ago. This is good, attesting yet again to the quality of cabernet from the Vale. A saline nose of anise, cassis, sage, saltbush and black olive tapenade. Fine. The mid-palate, expansive and layered by better oak tannins and firm and juicy grape ones. Check. The finish is tight, but not harsh. The billowing extract augurs well for a bright future.
Score: 93 points -- Ned Goddwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion, 2021