Winemaker Notes ... The 2017 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and dark fruit of S.L.V. The wine opens with a rich berry medley and silky, layered aromas of dates, cocoa spice, cassis, black olive, and pomegranate. The palate is full in structure, yet balanced and persistent with a lush texture. Flavours of currant, dark cherry, and spice linger on the finish. Enjoy this CASK 23 with red wine braised Osso Buco and wild mushroom risotto or perhaps green olive crusted lamb rack with fennel and couscous.
95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate ... The 2017 Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon is very deep purple-black coloured with pronounced notes of crème de cassis, mocha, plum preserves and unsmoked cigars with touches of dried herbs, fragrant soil and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a great intensity of ripe black fruit and grainy tannins with just enough freshness and a long, slightly chewy finish.