Ranked #5 of 57 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra
After decanting and aeration, this emerged as an outstanding Tally. Earlier flavor descriptors apply, but the wine is sumptuously full bodied, concentrated but also supple, Balanced, delicious, lovely wine.
Drink: 2020 to 2033
97 Points James Halliday
Hand-picked from a single vineyard; 40% long maceration on skins, matured for 20 months in new deluxe French chateau barriques (60% new). Deeply coloured, it is the quintessence of Coonawarra cabernet, with an immensely long palate, fruit, oak and tannins all contributing. Sometimes the oak on The Tally can seem too obvious in blind tastings with other top-flight cabernets, but it's hard to see that happening here. The drink-to date has been shortened by the decision to use ProCork. Drink to 2043.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2015