Stuart McCloskey "Utterly delicious and drinks beautifully now. Crème de Cassis, blackcurrant and a touch of pencil shavings on the nose. Medium bodied with a gorgeous smorgasbord of crisp red and black fruits. The tannins are silky and the finish is long - Such wonderful purity."
The wine shows an abundance of layered flavours and with careful wine making practices has made a fuller yet softer style, well structured, balance and the palate has great length.
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This wine shows an abundance of layered flavours and with careful wine making practices has made a fuller yet softer style, well structured, balance and the palate has great length.
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Purity of dark fruit unmasked by creme notes from clean French oak tones. Polished tannins. Nice acidities. Some complexities with over 10 years bottle age. Smart, not fat. Craneford John Zilm Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 did epitomize the best fruit of the vintage whilst continuing to express the unique characters of the John Zilm vineyard on the one hand and and shows classic Barossa flavours, complex and well balanced.
97 Points - Magda Sienkiewicz " You cannot escape the expectation of great intensity here with deep, saturated black core however, the old saying is – never judge a book by its cover. Incredibly aromatic and uplifting nose filled with blackcurrant, mulberry and eucalyptus. The palate is expansive and expressive. Abundant fruit takes the lead over beautifully judged acidity and svelte tannins. Incredible poise and polish. Multi-dimensional and rich without heaviness or over extraction. Covering every facet of your palate and leading to a long and elegant finish, this is a sensational Cabernet which deserves a firm place amongst the very best of Barossa Valley and Australia as a whole."
Barossa Super 100 Classification – Wines over $100
With over 100 wines featured in the Classification the list represents the depth of collectable wines of distinction being made in Australia’s most famous wine region.
97 Points - James Halliday
A 67/33% blend, fermented separately, 9 days on skins, matured for 22 months in French oak (50% new), blended after 6 months in oak. As expected, a very complex wine, the complexity primarily coming from the duel between blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, oak a second for both parties. So yes, oak is obvious, yet integrated, and impossible to dislike. The tannins are impeccable in usual Hentley Farm style, and when you wrap it all up, it's irresistible.