Imperial (6L) Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
A very deep crimson colour with rich hues. The wine shows a remarkable complex array of aromas of black cherry, dark fruits, dark chocolate, forest floor earthiness and pomegranate molasses richness. Layers and layers of flavour provide for a seamless palate. The tannins are quite fine and chalky with no greenness or bitterness but provide great structure for aging. It is a wine with the richness we saw in 2007 but with a more elegant finish. A wine that has the depth and concentration to improve for up to 20 years.
96 pts James Halliday
96 pts Ray Jordan