93pts James Suckling
Very attractive red cherries and blackberries with leafy and herbal accents. The palate has a sleek, smoothly ripe and round feel with ample, smooth-tannin depth and a freshness to the deeply flavorful finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
Medium crimson to ruby red in color. The nose offers layers of intensely flavored ripe forest berries infused with tobacco leaf and cassis, with a hint of brooding cedar oak. The medium bodied palate displays an abundance of bright berries with a spicy mid palate freshness. A fine expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from a cool vintage that yielded soft luscious tannins and a long fresh finish. Enjoy now or cellar for eight to ten years.
Enjoy with ribeye steak topped with chargrilled shrimp; or roasted root vegetables, brown rice and caramelised onions.