‘Draco’ Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


One of the largest constellations in the northern sky, Draco means “the dragon” in Latin. Draco represents Ladon, the dragon that guarded the gardens of the Hesperides in Greek mythology.


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Dense, dark and foreboding on opening, the wine has a rich colour with dark fruits and toasted oak aroma’s lifting from the glass. There is an intensity and finesse which is instantly noticeable, the dark blackberry fruits, with mint chocolate and cigar box provide a very compelling invitation to delve further into this wine.

A concentrated symphony of black fruits, ripe plum and charred oak are all complimented with an impeccable balance of tannins, sweet fruit and acid which seem to coat the mouth and hold on well past the horizon. An impeccable balance of elements, set to improve over the next 20+ years.

The Draco was handpicked from our most prestigious Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, ensuring only the highest quality bunches were selected. After destemming, the parcel was fermented in a small stainless steel open fermenter, with daily plunging and pump-overs allowing maximum extraction of colour and flavour.

Before reaching dryness, the wine was transferred to a selection of our finest French oak Barrique (225L) and Hogshead (300L) barrels. Maturing for 24 months, only a small selection of barrels were chosen for the final blend.

The final wine featured approximately 50% new oak.


97 Points
Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
“A stunning rendition, showing cassis, Black Doris plum, violet, cedar and mixed spice aromas on the nose with a hint of dried herb complexity. The palate exhibits outstanding concentration and persistency, while remaining elegant and poised, leading to an impressively long structured finish. It’s seamless and flowing, youthful and charming, and seductively appealing. At its best: 2024 to 2040. ”

97 Points – WINNER – Equal Top in Category
Winestate Magazine, New Releases Tasting December 2020
“Vanillin oak dominates the nose with a hint of Wintergreen. The palate is rich with fruit cake-like characters and excellent tannins.”

Gold Medal, 95 Points
Halliday Cabernet Challenge 2020

Gold Medal, 95 Points
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020

Gold Medal
China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021

Gold Medal
Limestone Coast Wine Show 2021

94 Points, 5 Stars
Winestate Magazine, Cabernet Tasting July 2021

Silver Medal, 93 Points
Melbourne Royal Wine Awards 2021

Bronze Medal, 86 Points
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2021

Bronze Medal
China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Vale 2022

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