Holy F!! This was just firing on every single cylinder. Bright red and black fruits that are so ripe and delicious. Balsamic reduction, bacon, tar, iron, earthy goodness and a silky baby bottom smooth finish. A real wow wine. Co WOTN for me. Crickey!! @Michael Meyer this was a treat. — 2 months ago
Another icon of Australian Red Wine and one of our best Cabernets from the excellent 2004 vintage in Coonawarra. All of the classic Cabernet descriptors with Capsicum (Red Pepper) to the fore - also Tomato Bush and Mint. Palate has cassis and bitter chocolate flavours. Enough tannin and acid to go on for another 10 years at least. A classic. — 14 days ago
The winemaker from Cape Mentelle was touring through TX and stopped by Classic Wine Storage for a quick tasting.
Cool climate Cabernet from Australia. Coastal influence. This felt like a balance between left bank Bordeaux (leather, herbal) and Napa (ripe fruit). It was pretty tannic and one dimensional up front but after an hour it mellowed out and settled in to a nice Cabernet. “Only” 14ABV, which feels like a win from Australia. Plum, dark cocoa, ripe blackberry, cassis and a very “soft”/fuzzy finish that I was struggling to identify. Unique. — 3 days ago
A nice spicy Cabernet/ Shiraz blend from Australia. Drinking very nicely now, as a three-year-old. Much better than last year.
Showing black fruits, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, oak and licorice.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up.
Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and raspberries.
15% alcohol by volume.
90 points. — 14 days ago
Aromas of coffee grounds, cassis, plum and a touch of mint and Dark Chocolate - Descriptors from both the Cabernet and Shiraz components. Soft and supple yet with an inner strength. One of the best examples of Australia’s classic Cabernet Shiraz blends - up there with Penfolds Bin 389. A day later still drinking well - actually better if anything. Lovely balance, really good with a better score of 96 points. — 5 days ago
30+ minute decant and could use more. Darkest wine I have ever had color wise. Pretty close to oil, in both color and texture :). Not much with regards to nose other than massive dark cherry. Jammy wine that really coats the palate and the stomach. Wish it had more contrast, as it’s pretty one dimensional, power and dark cherry. You can’t taste the 15.5 OH, but you definitely feel it. This is not a wine to have alone, so drink with friends or else you’ll feel it. 2-3 glasses was all I could stomach because of its magnitude. This wine is the apex of power and robustness. It could probably last for a century, no kidding! Just not my style unfortunately. — 17 days ago
Almost too much - very sweet bouquet and taste - cassis and black berries - drank it with a red rib eye with peber sauce — 4 days ago