Full red, slight purple; rich and deep aromas, violets and dark fruits, and a hint of animal. Palate is full-bodied and has good weight and richness, round and smooth, no off-year greenness. Medium length; aging gracefully. Now to 10+ years.
Drink: 2011 to 2021
95 Points James Halliday
An acknowledged classic, created with a clear but different vision to most top-end Coonawarra reds. Vivid purple-red, the bouquet is satin smooth, with perfectly integrated red currant/cassis fruit and French oak, the supple, round, medium-bodied palate again showing impeccable balance and integration of fruit and oak. Iron glove, velvet fist. Drink to 2020.
Source: James Halliday. October, 2002