Ranked #19 of 38 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River
Minty gumleafy aromas, very big and full-bodied, concentrated and rather rustic, not a wine of elegance. Tannic, astringent, robust wine. Rasping tannins. Needs a lot more time.
Drink: 2013 to 2030
96 Points James Halliday
Shows the additional oak impact of 24 months in new French oak, but also the superior fruit; classic cassis and blackcurrant fruit plus balanced and fully integrated tannins. Drink to 2025.
Source: James Halliday.