I loved the 2007 of this. I think the 2008 is of the same quality but not at quite the same level of enjoyment at this early stage. These two wines are a good microcosm of these two excellent Margaret River vintages, both being excellent but with the 07s being the more approachable at this stage.
On the nose there is more leaf and less gravel than the 07, along with some lovely aromas of violets, blackcurrant, and chocolate oak. The overall impression is one of savouriness on the palate, and the good acidity and grippy tannins give the wine an excellent texture. Chocolate oak is there again in support. A great food Cabernet that is going to age a treat. I’m looking forward to lining up this wine next to the 07, when they’ve both got a decade under their belts.