Highbank is an organic vineyard and perhaps not as well known as some of the bigger players. If you happened to taste their 2001 releases then you would be very aware of them. Cracking wines.
Aromas of rich dark fruit, smoke, earth, pepper, dark chocolate and pencil shavings oak. Slightly animal but very attractive.
On the full bodied palate there are flavours of blackberry, raspberry and blackcurrant - concentrated and intense - along with more savoury bitter chocolate, earth and tobacco flavours. All very adult. Firm fine grained tannins and crisp acidity. Quite tight.
It has a typical and very classic linear cabernet profile that runs through the length of the palate. Looks a lot like left bank Bordeaux and I like it a lot. I think I will give it 94 points.
Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Apr07
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $40
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2010 - 2017
Source : Winery Sample