“Very attractive red cherries and blackberries with leafy and herbal accents. The palate has a sleek, smoothly ripe and round feel with ample, smooth-tannin depth and a freshness to the deeply flavorful finish.”
"Part of the Yalumba empire, this Margaret River Cab ticks all the boxes for New World big red lovers. While it lacks some of the elegance and restraint of others from this renowned Cabernet region, it offers plenty of plump, plummy black-currant fruit, coffee and warming cedar and Christmas spices. The palate is equally plush but it's saved by a savory, focused line of tannins. The oak is toasty and apparent but all in all everything is in place. Drink now - 2030."
"Rich but with a little more restraint than the previous vintage, this wine offers up comforting aromas of chocolate tart, red and black currants and dried eucalyptus leaves, backed by a warm stone and earthy spine. It's full bodied with grainy tannins and a stony graphite finish."
"Juicy blackberry and plum flavors are vibrant up front, with Earl Grey tea, cedar, rosemary and licorice notes that are stretched tight across a firm frame. The tannins provide some appealing traction on the finish. Drink now through 2028."
"Heather Fraser makes this wine from a vineyard in Wilyabrup, the vines planted in 1970, dry grown with limited yields. An elegant cabernet that’s as savory and aromatic as a freshly pulled espresso, it has the brisk ripeness of the 2012 season, its flavors focused on those coffee notes of oak, with plenty of clean, high-toned fruit beneath it."
"Ringbolt's 2012 21 Barriques Cabernet Sauvignon is just entering its prime drinking window. Delicate hints of pastry crust lend interest to bright berry fruit, while a bass note of mocha provides a solid foundation. This medium to full-bodied wine is bigger and riper than your average Margaret River Cabernet, yet it remains suave and streamlined, finishing with a crisp edge of acidity and silky tannins."
"This cabernet shows more iodine and slate character on the nose, as well as ink and hints of citrus rind. Fresh, vibrant red-fruit flavors on the palate and a tangy finish. Great value. Drink now. Screw cap."
"This Western outpost of Yalumba's empire has produced a supple Cabernet that's already approachable. Cedar, mocha and vanilla notes wreathe the red-berry fruit, giving this a woody but harmonious nature."