89 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2008 Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon offers notes of dried plums, creme de cassis, espresso, loam and cedar. Big, very full bodied and savory in mouth, the crisp acid offers a good amount of lift and it’s nicely textured with medium-firm grainy tannins, finishing long. Drinking now, it should keep to 2017+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2011
Too many wines from Coonawarra are showing excess alcohol and I can’t quite understand why. Is it poor viticulture? Or fashion? This example is a big wine, but doesn’t really show much heat, but many others do. Won’t even start on the weird levels of acidity in some….
Blackberry, malty oak, mint/licorice – it’s a big rich brooding mouthful of dark fruit backed with toasty oak, plenty of rugged tannin, a little alcohol warmth and a good finish. Some tobacco and dried herb flavours in there too. It’s large scale, chewy, raw and unsubtle – brutish even, but it’s not a bad wine at all. With a big steak now or give it more time in bottle.
Rated : 90+ Points
Tasted : Jun-11
Alcohol : 14.8%
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2014 - 2018+
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front 13 June 2011