"Beautifully rich in appearance, showing a deep, dark core. Seductive aromas of ripe cherries, tobacco leaf, tilled earth and that classic cedar wood fragrance so often associated with Bordeaux-style blends. This wine is taut, showing lovely chalky texture and plenty of concentration. Dense and compact, the tannin structure holds the blend firmly together whilst refreshing flavours of dark red fruit and earthy notes wash over the palate."
"39% Cabernet Sauvignon 22% Cabernet Franc 16% Merlot 14% Malbec 9% Petit Verdot. Aged 18 months in 30% new, remainder 2nd and 3rd fill French oak."
"90 pts ... Juicy black berry and boysenberry fruits are upfront on the nose of this Bordeaux-style blend of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, 14% Malbec and 9% Petit Verdot. Glimmers of licorice, black pepper and cigar box add depth to the medium-weight palate, while fine yet structured tannins lend length and texture to the ripe-fruited finish."