James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow 2018

Product description

Earthy, cedary, jammy and ripe blackberry with a spicy expansive finish.

98 Points - James Suckling

Crushed stone fruit, blackcurrants, bay leaf, iodine and seaweed. Full-bodied with blue fruit, firm tannins and superb length. It's austere and so focused. Great length. It needs time to open and show its true self. Harkens back to the late 1970s.

97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow is a blend of 78.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.4% Merlot, 8% Malbec and 5.1% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in colour, it slips effortlessly from the glass, singing of ripe black cherries, black raspberries and cassis, plus hints of red currants, roses, cinnamon stick and garrigue. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers lovely freshness, offering bags of perfumed black fruits in the mouth, beautifully supported by fine-grained tannins, finishing long with lots of soft-spoken floral and mineral whispers. This aromatic beauty wears the 2018 vintage stamp well, presenting a more delicate expression of this vineyard—one that I love!