2018 provided conditions for an all-round solid vintage across the board. The late season Cabernet Sauvignon benefited greatly, showing taut slow-building power in a medium-bodied framework with restraint and precision.
Intense signature aromas of blackberry, black currant, tobacco leaf, toasted cumin, coriander seed, Szechuan pepper and freshly turned earth. The poised slow-build powerful palate delivers nerve, verve and drive from the interplay of defined natural acidity and wash of juicy red fruit over the mid-palate with supporting flavours of bramble, chicory, smoked paprika and char-grilled meats. Oak character is quietly supportive in concert with cumulative fine-grained tannins.