Ranked #7 of 17 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot from Yarra Valley
The colour is deep red/purple, the bouquet very ripe with oak and slightly jammy ripe-fruit nuances. It's full-bodied, with very soft tannins. Is it a touch too soft? It's already quite easy on the palate and up-front. This could be damning it with faint praise. It really is very good. (15% merlot, 10% malbec, 5% petit verdot)
Drink: 2017 to 2037
98 Points James Halliday
A blend of cabernet sauvignon (dominant), merlot, malbec and petit verdot. Fabulous colour, deep crimson; the bouquet is so intense it sets the antennae waving furiously. The palate is an essay. Sheer, unadulterated power; the four components have bonded so symbiotically and synergistically with each other, and the 100% new French oak, it will be a decade at the very least before the wine opens up to display the intricacy of its inner workings. When it does, this wine may emerge as the greatest of the vintage. Drink to 2049.
Source: James Halliday.