...made from old vine Cabernet from Great Southern (52%) and Margaret River (48%); spends 20 months in 60% new French oak barriques and fermented wild. This is classically powerful Cabernet Sauvignon, its fruit and tannins grappling with each other; over time the tannins will lose the battle and at the point of surrender, a truly great wine will emerge. Drink to 2035. 96 points, Wine Companion.
Blackberry, blackcurrant and cherry pie with a large serve of dusty, cedar/mocha oak along with aniseed and subtle eucalyptus highlights. Medium weight but unashamedly firmly structured and tannic — pure and regal Cabernet Sauvignon with mighty length of flavour. Tasted over three days, each impression being more impressive than the last. 95 points, Wine Front.
This is a magnificent Cabernet. Bright blackcurrant and blackberry aromas, medium to full-bodied with high-energy tautness. It’s all elegantly framed and has tremendous structure. 95 points, Gourmet Traveller WINE.
Taut, nervy and long: a cellaring wine. Needs a lot of time. 95 points, The Real Review.
It’s everything that you’d expect of the finest vintage of Abercrombie yet, simultaneously, more vibrant lift, deeper black fruits, lower alcohol (13.5%), more precise poise, more textural tannins, greater energy and more epic persistence. It will unravel for decades. 97 points, Wine Taste Weekly.
Ever so perfumed, it beguiles from the get-go with its cedar, cassis and floral noise, all of which notes follow through on graceful but firm, bright-fruited, juicy palate. A fine sheen of tannins leads a wonderful fluidity and length to the finish. Terrific. Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective (UK).