90 Points Robert Parker
A totally new Cellar Reserve offering from Penfolds aged in 100% new French oak hogsheads, the 2012 Cellar Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon displays a deep garnet-purple color and lovely cassis, plum preserves and dried mulberries notes plus hints of cedar, menthol and bay leaf. Medium to full-bodied, it provides great concentration and structure in the mouth, finishing long with the oak still poking through slightly.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. September, 2015