Ranked #5 of 40 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra
Deep red/purple colour and a rich blackberry and chocolate bouquet, tinged with rose petals: very cabernet, very Coonawarra, and very appealing. Hints of dried herbs. It’s full-bodied and elegantly structured, the tannins persuasive but supple. Oak is subtly played. The classic elegance of the region is on display.
Drink: 2020 to 2041
94 Points James Halliday
Fruit, oak and tannin all in abundance here, and still sorting themselves out. The other player of course is the regional influence, with the choc-mint accent to the rich, ripe, varietal blackcurrant aromas and flavours unmistakable. The oak is pronounced, and the wine will be better as it's absorbed, likewise the tannin which is a little too intrusive. One for the cellar. Drink to 2036.
Source: James Halliday.