The Naomi Shiraz Cabernet 2009 – 93 points
Lewis Blake Review
2009 The Naomi shiraz cabernet
Colour and Condition – the wine was deep crimson in the glass, with a purple tone attesting to its youth. The condition was excellent. Bouquet – the nose was a subtle combination of a berry fruit and French oak, initially subdued but developing in the glass. Palate – the front palate was characterised by berry fruit, lifted by the fresh acid base. The middle palate was smooth and mouth-filling, and lacking in the somewhat acrid varietal characters that can dominate the Shiraz-based wines to their detriment. The finish was clean, slightly astringent, of good length and with the oak the most prominent feature. Overall I found it to be a wine more subtle than its predecessor, with all the necessary ingredients to mature well. It currently displays a freshness on the palate and is yet to fully integrate. (Again) Congratulations on producing a stylish wine with such qualities.