2014 The Blend


2014 The Blend

Vintage 2014 was again mild with one warm day, cool weather during January and February allowing extended ripening. Cabernet Sauvignon (56%) from Quarry and Paulownia blocks and our old 1976 plantings, Merlot (38%) from Avery, Silage and Rise and Cabernet Franc (6%), were combined and matured in fine grained French oak for 14 months. Bottled in October 2015.

Dark red in colour, the nose is intense with aromas of wild blackberry, seaweed and liquorice combined with delicate smoky-coffee French oak. The palate is medium bodied with a soft round Merlot mouth-feel, black fruit flavours with a touch of dried herbs. This wine will reward careful cellaring, decanting before drinking. 

HARVESTED 31st March -28th April 2014
ALC/VOL 14.0%
pH 3.47
CELLARING 2-8 years


2017 James Halliday Wine Companion: 94 Points

56% cabernet sauvignon, 38% merlot, 6% cabernet franc, matured in fine-grained French oak for 14 months. One of the classics at this price point, over-delivering the goods year in, year out. It makes you wonder why there aren’t more blends such as this in Coonawarra, as the blend has genuine integrity. Drink to 2029

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