This Family Reserve Cabernet blend is made for the long haul. It's well worth tracking down and sticking in a dark place for a while. With all the hallmarks of a classic Cabernets, it's measured and certainly has a charm about it.
A blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc (77/15/8), the fruit selected comes from the top 1% of all barrels. Only 203 dozen were produced.
Black fruits and cassis up front before a sophisticated savoury side plays its hand. Bay leaf commonly seen in Margaret River Cabernet also rears its head - classy. Choc mint too. There's a whiff of eucalypt too. Nicely weighted but with a generous kick, the fruit cruises through without obstruction with more carry than a stock delivery from Australian bowler Josh Hazelwood. A sip all night kinda wine - but it's still a baby.
I'd love to see this in another five and then ten years to track its progress - regardless, it's a beauty.
94/100 - Very Good+
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