FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper
FIVE STARS | Angie Atkinson
95 POINTS | Gourmet Traveller Wine
This Boneline's flagship blend of Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Layers of dark plum flavours flood the palate with leafy tobacco complexity from the Cabernet component adding interest and depth. This is refined wine that more than nods its cap to the wines of Bordeaux. Recommended.
A blend of 44% Cabernet Franc, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, vines up to 28 years old.
The winery writes "Luxurious dark magenta in colour which shimmers mauve and scarlet. Purple pastille and violets leap from the glass and fill the surrounding air (as it did to the bottling hall). Dried herb, dry roasted vegetable and graphite provide subtleties while orange chocolate and wood spice ground the nose. Sweet red and purple fruits saturate the palate at first, surrounding a warm cedar heart — all balanced by juicy acidity and fine powdery tannins. The finish has a dry mineral bite that entices you back for more. Our evolutionary pathway — in a glass."
Gourmet Traveller Wine writes "A surprisingly rich, concentrated blend of cab franc, cab sav and merlot with plum, dark berry, cocoa powder, spice and subtle floral flavours. Complex, distinctive and warming red."
Angie Atkinson writes "I'm in love with this wine. Dark and brooding, warming and velvety, it's all the things you want in a red wine. Beautifully complex with concentrated red and black fruit characters, soft, integrated tannins and a long, delicious, lingering finihs. Buy it, drink it, you can thank me later."