One of my favourite Australian Cabernet Sauvignons. It isn’t cheap but it is in form. A multiregional blend with 75% of the grapes coming from the Leston Vineyard in the Margaret River and the remainder from the soon-to-be-named Abercrombie Vineyard planted in 1975 in the Mount Barker subregion of the Great Southern. Maturation takes place for 18 months in French barriques.
A stately wine. Smells deep and serious. Mulberries, blackcurrants and drinking chocolate with a cedar background. Tobacco, aniseed, sage and gum leaf in the wings. Subdued clove and pepper spice. Excellent balance between all elements. Holds rank at every turn. The tannins are of the highest order and the finish is immaculate. Should make gorgeous old bones. 95
Region: Margaret River, Great Southern
Tasted: May 2014