(2009) At almost two decades old, this Cabernet smells like old claret, with a dusty earthiness, traces of woodsmoke and cedar from French oak and just a glimpse of quite elgant and ripe black fruit. On the palate this has wonderful life about it: it is medium-bodied and quite fresh and breezy in style, tha taut black fruit is linear and lean, but it doesn't taste tired or thin. It's a fresh style of wine, unencumbered with too much oak and allowing the naturally fine tannins and acidity to give support into a clean, fruity and spicy finish. Really enjoyable old wine this, and should have a good few years cellaring potential. .