Hay Shed Hill Vineyard Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Australia, Margaret River
Hay Shed Hill
Cabernet Sauvignon (91%) Malbec (9%)
94 James Halliday
14.0 % alcohol
"Wines like this can certainly be cellared but you’re always left to wonder: why wait? Balance, flavour and texture are in such good form now that there’s no good reason to deny yourself." James Halliday tasted March 2016
"Dense dark red to black colour of great intensity.
An intense and rich bouquet led by the ripest cassis and berry fruits, rich and opulent but brooding in its youth. Behind the primary fruits are distinctive vineyard characteristics of dark chocolate and mint. The oak is background cedar which will recede further as the fruits emerge with some bottle age.
This vineyard consistently produces intense fleshy and full mid palate Cabernet with massive fruit weight with dark cherry and blackcurrant avours. At the time of writing the wine is very youthful and tight but it still has ample fruit sweetness that will only become more accessible as the wine matures in bottle. This is a big full wine with ample flavour and concentration on in the classic Margaret River tradition." Hay Shed Hill