Not a museum release, but the about to be released current edition. Made by Peter Althaus the previous custodian of the Stoney Vineyard in the Coal Valley, north of Hobart. The label and vineyard are now under the stewardship of winemaker Conor van der Reest and the Moorilla Estate team.
Domaine A, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coal River Valley, 2012
Ten years old and still deep purple with a bright edge. Deep and layered with potpourri, blackberry conserve, a suggestion of animal, delicate chocolate leaf, turned earth, bresaola and moist pouch tobacco. Supple and fine. Medium in structure and elegant in standing. Tannins are tightly knitted and in support of a long, dark fruit finish. Unsuspecting acidity like a concealed stiletto. Considering the history and pedigree of this wine, it seems underpriced for a piece of vinous history.
Rating: 18.75/20 (95/100)