While viticultural practices have improved significantly in Coonawarra, wines are still more misses than hits. However, the 2004 vintage is a good start.
The 2004 Majella Cabernet Sauvignon offers a rich and concentrated blackcurrent bouquet, which follows on to the palate. The wine is full-bodied and has no weak spot on the mid-palate, as some Cabernets do. The fruit is ripe, but not alcoholic. The wine finishes with silky tannins.
This is how a good Cabernet Sauvignon should be. The Majella displays the potential of fruit flavours from the terra rossa beautifully. It has many years ahead.