The nose shows cassis, tobacco, green bean with hints of spicy oak. The palate is rich and long, with loads of character, black berry, kirsch liquor, choc-mint, tobacco leaf and herbal undertones. Beautifully integrated tannins, and an absolute stand out that will be at its best after a decade in the cellar.
It’s nice to see the Boundaries after a few extra months in the bottle. Low yields have led to a deeply concentrated Cabernet with a lifted nose of dense cassis, earth and herbal notes. The weight follows through on the palate with gobs of fruit, tobacco, cedar, fine dusty tannins and great length. There’s a touch more varietal character than 2013 thanks to the cooler conditions at the end of vintage but it’s still got plenty of weight behind it thanks to the small crop which provided concentrated fruit. An absolute classic!
Super low yields this vintage has produced a densely packed Cabernet that displays a hint of herbaciousness and earth on the nose, which is soon overcome by waves of blackcurrant, tobacco and leather. I threw a generous amount of new American Oak at the pressings this year and it just adds a touch of fine grip to its silky smooth, persistent finish. 2013 is proving to be one of my favourite vintages.
Here’s some pretty special stuff… The 2012 Boundaries (100% Cabernet) bolted out of the starting gate and never looked back. From day dot, this wine has been an absolute stunner. Tobacco leaf, cedar, all spice and subtle blackcurrant hints weave in and out of its incredibly complex nose. The silken, velvety smooth palate flaunts garden herbs and vanilla bean with lashings of cassis, plum and cedar. It finishes long and luscious and it’s simply spectacular. Best vintage for Cabernet in our 19 vintages, bar none.
Ethereal, in every sense of the word, the 2010 Boundaries is one almighty shining light in the world of Cabernet Sauvignon. It must be tried, to be believed. I think the 2010 Black Guts is every part its equal but in any other release the Boundaries would be my pick of the litter.