"Deep crimson to purple. Intense blackcurrant, ginger, mint aromas with underlying savoury notes. Generous and substantial wine with cassis, herb garden flavours, slinky dry, loose-knit tannins and savoury, mocha oak nuances. Finishes chalky firm with a long tail of cassis, herb notes. Elemental, potent and true to its origins. A lovely wine with great potential. Keep for a while. Best 2016 - 2035."
"In contrast to Bin 707, Bin 169 is the expression of the fruit and terroir from one single region, Coonawarra, perhaps the region more closely associated with Cabernet Sauvignon in Australia than any other. Matured for 14 months in new French oak, contemporary style showing both regionality and maturation of Cabernet Sauvignon in fine grained French oak."