Tasting Notes

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon'Cellar Reserve'� was sourced entirely from Barossa Valley fruit. It offers a contrast to the Bin 707. The Cellar Reserve was aged in 100% French oak and shows its warm climate personality on its sleeve. Opaque purple, it displays a superb bouquet of toasty oak, smoke, espresso, black currant, blackberry liqueur, and licorice. This leads to a full-bodied, opulent wine with layers of spicy black fruit flavors, a smooth texture, well-concealed ripe tannins, and superb balance. More forward than the Bin 707, it will still benefit from 4-6 years of cellaring and drink well through 2030. Jay S Miller