Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"This delicious Cab Merlot sits perfectly on any table. It's velvety smooth and packed with plum and spice flavours. Aromas of blackcurrant, plum and cassis fruit notes, combined with dusty, cedar oak. The palate is medium bodied, rich dark fruit flavours, softer round palate, showing slight herbaceous characters. Ripe tannins, textural mouthfeel. Oak – 15 months French."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
94/100 & Number 10, 45 Great Buys for Bordeaux Lovers, Decanter, April 2020 (2016 Vintage)
Rated ahead of many of the 'big names' from around the world and certainly by far, the best value.
"Deep, dark and brooding, with inky fruit flavours. Lots of dark conserve-type fruits, some oak in the background, and despite 15% alcohol, good acidity to keep everything in balance. Surprisingly for a Clare Valley Cabernet, there is lots of depth and complexity. A very appealing style."
NZIWS 2018 (2014 vintage)
"Sweetly scented aromas of baked strawberry tart, blackberry and spicy oak with a subtle herbal infusion on the nose. It's supple and juicy, offering waves of tasty flavours and a lingering smooth finish."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2018 (2014 Vintage)
"It is gorgeously expressed on the nose showing blackberry, cigar, cocoa, anise and cedar characters, leading to a succulent palate that is opulent and complex. The wine offers terrific fruit richness and generosity, wonderfully framed by polished tannins, finishing superbly long and attractive. At its best: now to 2022."