Ranked #3 of 26 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot from Yarra Valley
Deepish red colour with a slight tinge of purple. The bouquet is complex and stylish, with smoky charcuterie fruit-oak interactions. It's intense and refined in the mouth, elegantly weighted and beautifully proportioned, with a long and lingering, perfectly balanced palate. The tannins are silky soft. A gorgeous wine.
Drink: 2019 to 2040
94 Points Robert Parker
Produced from the original 1969 vines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the 2012 Dry Red No 1 possesses a deep garnet color and is beautifully scented of red and blackcurrants, black cherries and red plum with underlying cedar, violet, menthol and dried herb hints. Medium-bodied, it gives outstanding intensity supported by firm grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, all leading to a very long, earth- and herb-laced finish.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. February, 2015