The Best New Wines from Australia (Jul 2004)

Deep ruby-red. Cassis, plum, cherry and eucalyptus on the nose, along with strong oak notes of tar, chocolate and baking spices. Fat and concentrated, with cassis, blackberry and spicy oak flavors framed by harmonious acidity. Nicely sweetened but not overwhelmed by the wood element. Just a hint of herbacity held my score down.