Ranked #20 of 43 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra
Very deep purple red: a brightly concentrated, glass-staining colour. Absurdly pungent aroma. Powerful, concentrated, boiled-down blackberries and mint. Massive acidity and tannin, which really jars the mouth. Very bright and fresh, but it's acid-pumped. No doubt it will live forever, but could you drink it? Not now - cellar!
91 Points Robert Parker
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is the highest alcohol version of this wine they’ve produced yet, though it still seems modest by South Australia standards at around 15%. Very deep garnet-purple in color, it reveals intense warm black currant and black cherry preserve aromas with underlying earth, soy and black olive notes plus nuances of Mediterranean herbs, bay leaf and dark chocolate. Very crisp, concentrated and mouth-filling, it provides medium-firm finely textured tannins and a long, layered finish. Approachable now, it should cellar to 2018.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2010