Renowned as one of the world’s great red grapes, Cabernet arguably finds its greatest expression in the maritime climate of Bordeaux. McLaren Vale is warmer and drier, but shares those maritime conditions. (92 Points)
Tonnellerie Damy has imparted cinnamon sticks, warm spices, hints of cloves, and charry notes. The palate is lingering and textured with direct tannins integrating with dark fruit characters. (95 Points)
Tonnellerie François Frères is the fruitiest of the three. It has imparted complex aromatics of cocoa, sandalwood, and tobacco box along with subtle notes of clove and warm spice. (96 Points)
Tonnellerie Seguin Moreau has added French vanilla pod, fresh linen, mocha, and dark chocolate characters. The oak plays up the cherry wood characters of the wine. This wine is wonderfully fragrant with a firm oak-tannin derived density.
We continue to lead the Australian charge with this exotic Georgian grape - after 11 vintages, we can legitimately claim to be the most experienced Saperavi makers in the country. But we’re still learning... (94 Points)
James Halliday - "A sumptuous wine manifest with a slinky, svelte approach to tannin management. A saving grace in a region where wines are too often massacred by excessive pH adjustment and poor oak handling. Kudos!" (94 Points)
James Halliday - "From youngish 25yo vines, this is my favourite. Exemplary poise across billowing black fruit flavours, violet, deli meats and judicious, albeit, assertive oak handling." (95 Points)