On one hand, this was my favourite wine in the range. On the other, I have a huge bone to pick with the makers. You do not call a wine, ‘The Boss’, and then say it sounds like someone other than Springsteen. Just not done. Our makers felt it more like someone called Amy Winehouse. Fortunately, the wine is good.
There is a hint of the herbaceousness one often finds with cabernet sauvignon with blacker fruits also encountered here – blackberry, cassis and some mulberry, dried herbs too. Soft tannins and good persistence with mocha and coffee bean near the finish. It finishes with impressive length and is quite obviously great value.