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2014 Best's Great Western Grampians Cabernet Sauvignon

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We're calling it - this might be the best Best's Cabernet yet. Early days, sure, but gee-whizz this 2014 Best's Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon is a ripper.

You can probably blame the new-ish Bests winemaker, Justin Purser. Justin is not only young but he's clever. Certainly clever enough to realise that Great Western Cabernet needs a light touch, or else it becomes overly hard and mean. Nothing mean about this new '14 though!

Campbell Mattinson gave this superb Victorian Cabernet 95 points which seems about right for such a ripper release - and after tasting the wine just recently, we can't help but agree.

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Campbell Mattinson (2014 Vintage) says
Still a pup, but all the signs are excellent. Arms of minted blackcurrant; chubby legs of tannin; vanillin oak covering the belly. It's still growing into itself but the fruit feels so pure you'd almost label it sincere; it hasn't learned its tricks yet, but when it does, it will fascinate.
Now til 2035
95
James Suckling (2014 Vintage) says
Beautifully struck, mid-weight elegant Cabernet Sauvignon. It has ripe mulberry and cassis with some redder cherry fruits and nicely wagered oak. The palate's beautifully balanced. Bright and full of youthful appeal. A modern take on Cabernet from a very accomplished 150-year-old winery.
Drink by 2022
93
Jeremy Oliver (2014 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied, polished and elegant; bright berry/plum flavour, pliant tannins.
2026 - 2034
93

winemaker's notes

The colour is a dense inky garnet with deep red hue. A bouquet of briary fruits dominates, with hints of tobacco, potpourri and redcurrants. The palate is made up of concentrated dark fruits are kept lively with balancing acidity and powdery tannins. It fades gracefully to a long medium bodied finish.

This youthful wine is great a expression of the variety in Great Western. It is possible to enjoy this wine now with food, but it will soften and gain complexity over the next 5- 20 years. The perfect accompaniment to a slow cooked lamb shoulder. A relatively cool season apart from a midsummer heat wave. Good vineyard management ensured the grapes ripened fully and had lots of complex flavours and balanced acidity.

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