Ranked #3 of 50 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra
Very deep red-purple colour, still amazingly youthful and seems to be aging very slowly. Edgy ironstone metallic aromas, a concentrated and fully-ripe cabernet bouquet - with no herbal or greener traces. Very full-bodied. A monumental wine. It still needs more time to be at its best.
Drink: to 2045
93 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Alex 88 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon presents well-defined cassis, blackberry and plum notes with underlying oak, violet and dark chocolate hints plus a whiff of green peppercorns. Medium-bodied and taut with a solid core of blackberry and savory flavors supported by firm, grainy tannins, crisp acid and finishing long. Drink it from 2015 to 2024.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. February, 2013
95 Points James Halliday
The grapes often form part of John Riddoch. The colour is a strong crimson-purple; the bouquet exudes blackcurrant fruit and Coonawarra earthy notes, picked up and amplified on the distinguished medium to full-bodied palate, where French oak and powerful tannins add a further dimension. This wine demands 5 years, and will live for decades. Its tannins are prominent right now. Drink to 2040.
Source: James Halliday. August, 2013