The Compass Cabernet Blend 2019

95 POINTS | Halliday 2023 Wine Companion

….A deep, vibrant, crimson purple. Impressive from the outset, with aromas of black plums, dark cherries, blackberries, cedar and fresh vanilla bean…. Phillip Rich

This is a wine that does not put all of its cards on the table straight away releasing its many charms over an hour or two. It starts with pure red and dark berry fruits before crushed violets and cedar complexity slowly energy with a veneer of French oak, all with a youthful freshness.

The palate then shows delightful elegance and softness of texture making it very approachable although there is also a firm seam of tannin providing structure which supports a long and fleshy finish.