93 pts James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2021
68% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 2% petit verdot. Matured in French oak (30% new) for 12 months. Some smart winemaking on show which belies the affordable price tag. Gentle fragrance, bright red and black fruits, but the real clincher is the concentrated aromatics, delightfully fresh and lifted. There’s violet and rose petal with splashes of spice and some of that Coonawarra bay leaf that is pure terroir. Sensational value.
Dark red in color, the nose is intense with aromas of blackberry, blueberry and anise combined with delicate smoky-coffee French oak. The palate is medium bodied with a soft round Merlot mouthfeel and black fruit flavors, with a touch of liquorice and blueberry. This wine will reward careful cellaring, and we recommend decanting before drinking.”