44% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot from the Sexton Vineyard, fermented separately then blended. Matured in French oak (12% new) for 14 months.
“This is a cabernet blend. It’s worth studying. It has finesse, it has flavour, it’s finely-tuned and it feels flush through the finish. Oak and fruit are on great terms, tannin is perfectly formed, and acidity adds a line of freshness to the wine without moving a petal. It’s not a sweet wine but it’s ripe; it’s not bitter but there are layers of herbs; it’s not ‘big’ but it spreads across the palate impressively. It’s worth every cent.”
95 points, Campbell Mattinson
Nick Butler, 96 points