Ranked #26 of 54 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra
This wine illustrates the warmth of the 2012 season in Coonawarra. Ripe black fruits with firm tannin and prominent acidity. Despite its five years of age, it is not close to being ready to drink. It is one to tuck away in the cellar for many years. That said, it will always be a generous wine with big alcohol and ripe fruit
Drink: 2019 to 2032
95 Points Robert Parker
Crushed and destemmed, cultured yeast, part cold soak, 5-7 days on skins, matured for 24 months in 90% French (46% new) and 10% used American oak. Hyper-intense, full-bodied cabernet varietal fruit is beyond the normal Odyssey style, but none the worse (indeed better) for that; blackcurrant and bay leaf, plus notes of tar, race along the palate, barely checking their momentum on the finish and aftertaste. Drink to 2037.
James Halliday Wine Companion.