Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Black Market Deal #41718
- Medium bodied
- Margaret River
2014 was a great vintage for Margaret River cabernet. In fact James Halliday gave it a perfect 10 out of 10. The wines, including this gem, are rich, luscious and bright with layered herbal complexity and obvious ageability. So how do they look 8 years on? Absolutely stunning. This one comes from a tiny producer in Wilyabrup who farms one of the few biodynamic vineyards in the region. Over time, savoury characteristics have taken the wheel, but there’s still plenty of blackcurrant and blueberry to keep the balance. The tannin profile has softened, making for a wine that’s beautifully humming along after almost a decade in the cellar.
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Margaret River is as elusive as it is beautiful, such that you really need to visit to truly grasp its haunting beauty. Über-premium Cabernet, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends grow here. 'Margies' only produces 3% of the country's grapes, but commands over 20% of its premium wine market, and hasn't had an off vintage since 2006. You start to realise how often this region is overlooked when you can list brands like Leeuwin, Cape Mentelle, Vasse Felix, and Voyager, not to mention Cullen, Pierro, Moss Wood, and Deep Woods. It's safe to say that it's time for a revisit.