2014 Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Merlot
Cracka Value Rating
In this instance the operation has pumped out a rather delicious, rather classic Margaret River red blend in a style that shows power and grace. An aristocratic wine even, which is bloody marvellous considering the price-point. Yes! Yes!
Nose: Intense berry fruits, cassis and chocolate mint characters notes with background cedar like oak
Palate: Medium bodied, this wines shows a vibrant and lively fruit driven palate with a fleshy middle and soft mature ripe tannin
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 80% Merlot 20%
expert reviews about
2014 Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Merlot
This is what medium-weight red wine drinking is all about. It has fruit, it has flow, it has tannin and acid and yet it never threatens to become caught up in itself. For now or for the medium term cellar, it has the bases covered.
Deep crimson-purple hue; the bouquet is enticing and the palate continues the theme with juicy cassis and redcurrant fruit, 12 months in French oak judged to perfection, contributing tol both texture and flavour. Great value 14% alc.2024April/May
A succulent and deeply-flavoured Margaret River cabernet merlot is difficult to find at this bargain price. It’s juicy and raring to go, with soft, fine tannins sitting under layers of black- and redcurrants, violet perfume and notes of mint.2012 - 2015Wine Taste Weekly
Medium purple-red; the fragrant red berry bouquet introduces an elegant medium-bodied wine, with structure courtesy of superfine tannins supplemented by French oak and fresh acidity. As good tomorrow as it will be in 10 years.To 2020Australian Wine Companion 2013
Intrigued by MR but could never justify the price? Now you can! Another epic MR season piles more fruit concentration and structure than ever into this measly price point. Beautiful precision of violets and blackcurrants, with serious tannins.WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
The nose of this wine pins it right in the Margaret River region, with mint and mixed leaves, some herbal notes and plenty of cassis and cherry fruit; the oak is neat and cedary. On the palate, there's a swathe of ripe fruit, with mellow, flowing, ripe tannins, flesh and a spike of acid poking through. Drink young.The Good Wine Guide 2012
A highly polished bouquet of redcurrant, blackcurrant and a touch of cedar; medium-bodied with plenty of flesh, fine-grained tannins and satisfyingly persistent flavour.Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
A bargain Margaret River quaffer with the structure to develop for the medium term. An elegant and honed style with an attractive profile of blackcurrant fruit, dark chocolate and mint.
Terrific value. With a very approachable style about it, this is certainly in the regional vein: sweet leaves, tobacco, juniper cassis and more. The palate's shaped with fine and easy tannins, pretty ripe and flowing, purple fruits and neta balance. Drink young.The Good Wine Guide 2012
Light- to medium-bodied; an ultra-savoury, earthy varietal style, and requires a certain amount of vino-masochismAustralian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Strong colour; powerful black fruits; still all arms and legs; leave for 3 years to settle down.Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Imagine sitting under a big gum or peppermint tree. You'll et some idea of this wine. The aroma has a strong mintiness with faint hints of lavender. The palate has a fine elegant structure with fruit that is beautifully focused and precise. The tannin structure is quite fine and the oak still reasonably tight. IT comes together neatly. A quality wine for short-term cellaringRay Jordan's 2004 WA Wine Guide 2004