76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot.
This south-facing hillside terraced vineyard with its gray ashy volcanic sandy soils yields another big, bold expression with a suitably dark black opaque colour. But there is nothing broody about the wine’s aromatics that bursts out the glass with notes of gingerbread, saline black currant, melted tar, stewed black cherries, camphor and hints of graphite. The palate is focused and powerful with a big concentration of creamy black and blue berry fruits, very fine grained, stern mineral graphite tannins and an incredibly compact, precise yet generous mouthfeel. Lovely balance and seductive power. A real WOW! wine. 97/100 Greg Sherwood MW