Springfield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Breathing in this wine is like breathing in the forest. Bark, rock, sand, fresh mushrooms and lots of crisp, fresh air. On the palate it is spicy (pepper and herbs) and intensely fruity, almost syrupy. It has berry-like fruit, mostly boysenberry and cranberry. Very rich. Full-bodied and full-flavored. Lots of vanilla. Good oak integration and tannins after 2 years in French oak and a further 3 in bottle prior to release. Somewhat bitter on the finish. Otherwise outstanding.