2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged 18 months in 95% new French oak.
The rich, dark red colour of this Cabernet is indicative of there being plenty of character from start to finish. Roasted red bell peppers, blackberries and eucalyptus highlight the aromatics, with many ‘forest floor’ characteristics being evident on the palate, red and black currants, mulberry, clove plus hints of tobacco and cedar.
94 POINTS "Tastes distinctly of B.C. yet comparable to top-tier Bordeaux (but a fraction of the price). This country is lucky to have a flagship wine like this. Classic aromas of blackberry, cassis and blackcurrant with a judicious use of oak. This wine spent 18 months in 95% new French oak. Food matches: charbroiled meats with a peppercorn sauce or a heavier tomato-based stew like ratatouille." Natalie MacLean
92 POINTS "Dense and concentrated, this is a very well-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. It begins with attractive aromas of ripe berry fruit and cassis. On the palate, there are flavours of black current, blackberry and plum, with a finish of sage, spice, cedar and even hints of tobacco. The ripe but firm tannins suggest a wine capable of againg at least 10 years." John Schreiner
"Rivals the Fairview Cabernet's ripeness and concentration but eclipses everyone with a dazzling display of complexity and depth. By far, the winery's best yet" Liam Carrier