Deep maroon in colour, with a brick and purple tint, the 2013 Tom Cullity offers rather savory aromas to start -- with meaty mushroom, nori, salty sea breeze, graphite and spicy cedar notes. The nose then opens beautifully, showing notes of cherry pip, cassis, Christmas cake, orange rind, pot pourri and hints of Australian forest floor. On the palate, this wine is remarkable, refined, soft, elegant and almost creamy, with sublime tannin and mouthfeel. The flavor is full, yet elevated, and carries cherry, cassis, hints of cinotto, cedar and chocolate. It finishes juicy, while fine and dry.
Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot