This wine looked like the sort of wine that might open up to reveal something stunning, but never really did. It had an aroma of licorice, chocolate and some spice – quite promising and quite typical for Coonawarra cabernet. The palate though seemed a little thin – lacking in depth of flavour and length. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t amazing, and I expected a little more. And now having read the series of good reviews it has received, maybe the bottle, tasted in far north Queensland, had been poorly stored. Unfortunately I can only write down what I tasted. 82 points.
Tasted: September 2011