Price per bottle: $70.00
Region: Yarra Valley
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar for the short term
This is a full-bodied, rich wine with powerful aromas of red berries, earthy complexity and hints of spice and blackcurrant. The palate has plenty of ripe berry fruits and spice as well as earthy depth and beautifully balanced tannins. It will age superbly. Drink with rare Victorian Wagyu beef.
This fruit was handpicked in mid-March; the wine was matured for 15 months in French oak barriques, approximately one third new.
There was good winter rainfall in 2012 creating excellent soil moisture. Early heat in spring and a warm dry summer led to an early harvest, but cool conditions in autumn allowed optimal ripeness in Cabernet Sauvignon fruit.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016