Forget what we said about this wine riding the line between elegance and power. The 2006 vintage is all about power. A saturated black/purple hue replaces the more reddish color of the past, which is the first indication of what’s to follow. The nose is more black fruit dominated, with notes of creosote, blackberries, smoke and cassis. Fruit sweetness hits the palate early. The finish is very long and framed by black currant, graphite, pain grille and sweet tobacco leaf. We keep chalking up the development of this wine to vine age, which is probably true, but this vintage is so head and shoulders above previous vintages that it’s scary to think what the future holds.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 22 months in French oak.
500 Cases Made
Tamber Bey Estate Vineyard