Ranked #8 of 44 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra
Medium-full red-purple. Shy nose, but balanced. Shows oak fairly prominently. Soft, mellow palate with some acidity showing and again fairly oak-driven. Medium-bodied, some spices. Pleasant. Went up and up on this: it needed time and air to open up. An elegant vintage of this wine. Lovely flavour and effortless style - the opposite of the try-hard type of South Australian red.
97 Points James Halliday
Vivid crimson-purple; like a rich little boy, has everything he wishes; a fragrant dark berry bouquet with notes of French oak, leather and spice,than a full-bodied palate with a dazzling array of flavours; however, it is in the supple texture, perfect balance and line that the greatness of the wine finally takes shape. Drink to 2038.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2010