an undeniably powerful wine, born from Heathcote’s ancient Cambrian soils. A ferrous whiff, the regional tattoo. A swirl of darker fruit accents, baking spice, liquorice back-strap, molten kirsch and iodine, too. Yet the Cabernet, while the underling in the blend, evinces a savoury authority, a gentle verdant whiff and a welcome frame of plush tannins, keeping the melee on the straight and narrow. A plume of saline freshness at the back end drives the length.
This is instantly appealing on the nose showing blackberry, Black Doris plum, cake spice and roasted nut aromas, followed by a wonderfully weighted palate that’s plump and succulent. It’s upfront and flavoursome with plenty of delectable flavours.
93 points, Wine Orbit (November 2019)