93 Points Robert Parker
One of the finest Cabernet Sauvignons produced in South Australia is d’Arenberg’s Coppermine Road. The colossal 2001 The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits an opaque purple color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of lead pencil shavings intermixed with blackberry and cassis fruit, vanilla, Asian spices, and white flowers. Still primary and young, with great intensity as well as tremendous upside potential, it requires 5-6 more years of aging, after which it will last for two decades.
Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. January, 2003
92 Points James Halliday
Quite fragrant, fully ripe cassis/blackcurrant aromas; full bodied, gutsy tannins. Drink to 2016.
Source: James Halliday. October, 2003
94 Points Figjam
I tried this wine numerous times in its youth a was non plussed. What a difference seven years has made. It has all the dark, dusty earthy flavours I remember but has added a lovely sweet cassis backbone which adds real balance. Tannins are silky smooth yet mouth coating. This is one of the few premium Mclaren Vale Cabernets that can justify its price. Very good and has plenty of legs. Drink in the next 1 to 10 years