There are 5,180 six-bottle cases of the 2012 Padrone Proprietary Red Wine. This is a fabulous wine, meant to evolve over three decades. It offers up notes of charcoal, scorched earth, blackcurrant, blackberry, chocolate and a touch of espresso. A wine of great intensity, full-bodied opulence and a multilayered mouthfeel, this is a formidably endowed, serious Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine from vineyards with some of the best fruit on the estate. Drink it over the next 30 years.
Decanter.com: Outstanding ! 95-97/100. As well as having a voluptuous plummy nose, this is torrified, smoky and still elegant. This is because it is rich, bold, forthright and dense in a big, fleshy style that isn’t overbearing. Impressively done. Perfumes of cherry and cassis emerge from the glass and flow onto
the rich palate. These evolve and adapt into bright black fruit flavours that are heavily concentrated and give it a generous finish.The palate displays cedar wood notes and, of course, heaps of blackberries. It is weighty without being hot on the finish.
Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com: 94/100. Signorello's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has really clamped down since I tasted it last year.
Pomegranate, blood orange, crème de cassis, red cherry jam, lavender, rose petal and mint give the wine much of its distinct, exotic personality.
The firm tannins need time to soften, but this is an impressive effort, that is for sure. The aromatic and flavor intensity here is superb.