Highbank, Family Reserve, Coonawarra, South Australia, 2008

Family Reserve

Score

86
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Drink: 2012 - 2017

Manufacturer:

Highbank

Roger Jones

Tasting: Coonawarra & Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

Big, aromatic savoury nose. Lots of vanilla coming through on palate. Chewy and chunky, getting raspberries and rhubarb, and custard creams. A bit mix and match and alcohol is dominant, as is the acidity.

Pierre Mansour

Tasting: Coonawarra & Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep, bright colour. Vegetal, secondary note, stalky, perhaps some TCA on nose? Palate better, plump, TCA not noted on palate. Nice poise & balance, jammy. Curious.

Anthony Rose

Tasting: Coonawarra & Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

Good youthful colour, clean, fresh juicy loganberry and plum fruit quality, good chunky tannins, nice concentration of dark fruits flavours with bright acidity, and succulent fruit; well-crafted and well-balanced with a degree of finesse.

Details

Wine name: Family Reserve
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 13.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2008
Wine style: Red, full-bodied
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Subregion: Coonawarra