Ranked #10 of 29 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot from Coonawarra
Deepish red, slight purple; rich chocolaty bouquet with lots of character and ripe-spectrum aromas. Some tobacco and earth. A hint of mustiness; more in some bottles than others. Fleshy, soft and mellowing nicely; good cabernet line and length, with a little more alcohol warmth than usual in this wine. Very good if not especially complex. Now to 15 years.
Drink: 2011 to 2026
93 Points James Halliday
Powerfully constructed and textured, but clear varietal character; red fruits/raspberry then fine-grained, slightly savoury, tannins. Drink to 2016.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2004