79% cabernet sauvignon, 15% cabernet franc, 7% merlot, vinified separately, matured in French hogsheads (38% new) for 18 months. This is one of Australia's greatest cabernets, staring down Coonawarra and Margaret River (just for starters). The argument evaporates when you admit - as you must - that those wines are in such different styles it's an apples and oranges comparison. The real comparison is between this and Mount Mary. It has a purity and elegance that puts it in a class of its own.
97 points, Wine Companion (March 2016)
This is one of the most impressive Cyrils I can remember: very elegant, supple and beautifully balanced, without any obvious leafy vegetal notes although unmistakably cabernet. There are raspberry notes typical of Eden Valley, as well as foresty, earthy and autumnal notes partly due to emerging bottle-age characters. The tannins are supple and melting. A superb wine. (14% alc. Vino-Lok closure. 78% cabernet sauvignon, 15% cabernet franc, 7% merlot)
97 points, The Real Review (March 2017)