James Halliday 97
Includes 7% petit verdot, 5% cabernet franc and 4% malbec. Tasted at the end of a group of cabernets, it provided the essence of cabernet missing from the other wines. After 18 months in new and used French oak, it presents all the tension between cassis/blackcurrant on the one hand, and finely etched cabernet tannins on the other. The balance and mouthfeel are exceptional. Drink 2041.