"Deep opaque colour. Classic Cabernet character with cassis and lead pencil aromas and notes of mocha. Offering a firm tannin structure in a tighter style of wine with good phenolic ripeness and a defined finish."
"Primary fermentation took 7 days, followed by 14-21 days maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels after which the wine was left to mature for 18 months in French oak. The wine undergoes bottle-maturation for a further 9 months before being released. 15% alc."
"91 pts ... Delicious, with ripe red currant, raspberry and plum fruit laced with a bright savory note. Everything courses through the alder-edged finish. Focused and energetic. Drink now through 2020."
"91 pts ... This is a ripe and dense yet well-balanced wine, offering forward aromas of boysenberry and deep, juicy red plum that are accented by notes of cocoa nib, roasted espresso and char. The palate boasts a plush texture, like crushed velvet, with gripping but not overly firm tannins and concentrated fruit flavors. Notes of licorice and earthy tobacco grace the long finish. Approachable now, but should evolve well through 2021."