Ranked #4 of 57 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra
The palate is seamless; the tannins are fine, and the fruit is perfectly poised and ripe. Made from low yielding vines, it is concentrated yet elegant. Despite 16 months in French oak (mainly older barrels with a small proportion of new), oak is in its rightful place being but a mere shadow. It would be a crime to drink this wine now as it needs a little time to mature and grow. But it will reward the drinker from 2018 onwards (though wait longer if you can)
Drink: 2018 to 2023
97 Points James Halliday
A potent, rich, complex, full-bodied cabernet that has a signature as indelible as that of Grange. Cassis/blackcurrant fruit, with touches of earth, tar and licorice, pours in a rush along the palate, not held up by oak or tannins, both subsumed into the fabric of the wine. Drink to 2053.
Source: James Halliday.