2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
In 2013, they purchased a vineyard at the end of Mere Road, our Fernhill Vineyard. This vineyard is made up of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It was previously owned by Mills Reef and was known as their Trust Vineyard. 2014 was their first vintage from the vineyard. The vines were planted in 2000 and 2001.
Liquor Style: Dry Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas: An enticing bouquet with cassis and blackberry together with sweet spice and vanilla.
Palate: This is our first straight Cabernet Sauvignon from the Fernhill Vineyard. It has dense black fruit flavours of blackberry and blackcurrent, with cedar and cigar box notes and a great tannic structure.
Bottle Closure: Cork
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Suggested Cellaring: 7-10 Years
Vinification: Fermented in open-top stainless steel fermenters. Wild ferment. Hand plunged two times daily. Post fermentation soak for two to three weeks followed by maturation in barrel.
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Sub-region of Origin:
>> "Dense, ripe Cabernet Sauvignon with classic blackberry, cedar wood, cigar box, dried herb and spicy oak flavours. A deep, brooding wine, it will be many years before its full potential is revealed. This is elegance on a grand scale. Firmly structured with the future in mind."
-96 Points, Bob Campbell-
>> "The impressive 2014 vintage (4.5****) was matured for 18 months in French oak barriques. It has bold, purple-flushed colour, mouthfilling body (14 per cent alcohol), ripe, concentrated flavours of blackcurrants, plums and spices, and gentle tannins. Best drinking 2018+."