When to drink: 2020 to 2038
The Wine Front: 94/100
With climate change already knocking at Australia’s door, the heavy bottle and thick plastic seal is disappointing to see here. The contents inside, however, prove solid. Nearly opaque in color, this wine neatly combines earthy characters like charred beets and cumin with cracked black pepper, chocolate and coffee oak notes and plush blackberry fruit. There’s power on the palate but not overt heaviness. Savory, granular tannins support a midpalate of silky fruit and oak. Give this another few years in the bottle.