2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

“Approx. 14 months after vintage, Geoff and Scott undergo a blind tasting to select the finest barrels from our Coonawarra and McLaren Vale vineyards that make the grade for our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. These barrels are blended together in tank then returned to a variety of new and seasoned American and French oak hogsheads for additional maturation prior to bottling.”-Geoff Merrill



Wine Reviews:

95 points -Australian Wine Showcase magazine

92 points -Campbell Mattinson (The Winefront)

“51% McLaren Vale, 49% Coonawarra. 33 months in American and French oak hogsheads. Pure and varietal with a wealth off grainy tannin to close. There’s a slight dip to the mid palate but it finishes bold and confident. It’s not a big wine (it’s not slight either) but it makes an impression. It tastes of sweet boysenberry and cassis, dust and pepper-like spice. Smoky, creamy, resiny oak plays a supporting role. Should mature well. For all its scaffolding it feels lively.”

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