Ranked #22 of 29 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale
Medium dark red purple: very good colour for its age. Mulberry cassis and vanilla aromas, a bit oaky and muffled, lacks brightness and charm. Palate is rather lacking, just OK, has savoury developing flavours and is a little lean. Chewy, rather rough tannins. Merely pleasant: an element of greenness in this.
93 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet-purple in color, 2006 D Block Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon offers intense cassis, dried Mediterranean herbs and clove aromas, with supporting notes of graphite, dusty earth, cedar and forest floor. Crisp and full bodied on the palate, it has a firm level of very fine tannins and a good concentration if berry and earth flavors. The finish is long and well balanced. Drinking now, it should continue to evolve and cellar to 2021+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2010