This restrained, well-balanced expression of McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon is an ode to the ‘luncheon claret’, but it’s not as green and austere as that favourite lunchtime libation at the gentleman’s club. Early picked fruit from a vineyard with good breeding in the Willunga foothills results in an elegant, varietal style, that has classic First Drop drinkability.
15.5 Points –
Deep garnet. Chocolate, ripe black cherry and some tobacco leaf. Rich, ripe black cherry, capsicum and tobacco leaf palate, with moderately firm, chalky tannins. Decent.
– Tim Jackson, JancisRobinson.com