(2008) Like its sibling Merlot, this Cabernet spent 24 months in French oak, around 15% of which was new. The colour is an opaque, dark crimsony black, and the nose has a nice melange of pencil shavings and cedar, with rich blackcurrant fruit. There's a touch of that familial gaminess too, but the old polished wood and black fruit character dominates. In the mouth this has a really creamy, ripe, cassis brightness of fruit, but the whole lot is wrapped in spices and cedarwood, with some peppery notes and a big gripping core of rustic, grainy tannin. There is fine balance in this wine, and for me it is one of the stars of this line-up as it has the mid-palate concentration of fruit to make for more balanced drinking.