2014 Longview Devils Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon
Cracka Value Rating
RRP $24.95 per bottle
Our Price $25.99
$155.94 (6 x 750ml)
To 2025Australian Wine Companion 2013
A particularly good cabernet, transcending the vintage and its alcohol, for it is a cedary, medium-bodied wine with delicious blackcurrant fruit and persistent but superfine tannins.Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Rich, full-bodied wine - still youthful and needing more cellaring time. Some complexity developing. Has a solid tannin base well integrated with the ripe varietal fruit.WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
More power and depth than the colour suggests; clear-cut, varietal cassis berry fruit, and fine, savoury, persistent tannins. Grows on retasting.Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
A very nice youthful, minty wine with a big, leafy shiraz nose and medium-weight palate.Winestate 20082009
Perfectly pitched cabernet sauvignon, picked at exactly the right time; it is not heavy or jammy, but nor is it too green or savoury; oak and tannin management are also spot-on.Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Blackcurrant, earth and spice; medium- to full-bodied, with firm texture and structure; needs time for the grip to loosen.Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Fragrant cassis/berry aromas; light to medium-bodied; slightly hollow mid-palate accentuating fractionally gritty tannins on the finish. Should come together well with time.Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Earthy, spicy overtones to a core of blackcurrant fruit; savoury and long; lingering tannins.Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
The Devil’s Elbow hairpin bend on the old Adelaide freeway is memorable for its unexpected shift in direction. Our Cabernet echoes the feeling of excitement that travellers often experienced on their first attempt.
This wine is a rarity in the Adelaide Hills as the varietal is seldom planted but Longview's location and unique micro-climate allows the fruit to enjoy a long ripening period.
The wine is classic Cabernet, demonstrated through its restrained, medium bodied palate of wild cherries, capsicum and fresh herbs. Firm and persistent tannins balance this melange of flavours and guarantee an exhilarating and lengthy finish.
Decant for maximum enjoyment.
Tasting Notes: Our 2014 Devil’s Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon is medium bodied with aromas of blackcurrant, clove, capsicum and pencil shavings. The svelte palate is perfectly balanced with ripe, yet persistent tannin and a long clean finish. There is a great marriage of boysenberries, capsicum and herbaceous, excellent to drink now and will benefit with 12+ years cellaring.
Vintage Notes: 2014 was an outstanding vintage with excellent yields. The summer was hot to begin, before cooling right off for a dry spell through harvest. This resulted in an amazing quality of fruit and in turn resulted in intense flavour and acid balance.
Winemaking Notes: Devil’s Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced entirely from our CS1 block at Longview’s vineyard at Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills. The fruit was hand-picked to minimise fruit damage, then fermented on skins for 7 days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in old and new French Oak Hogsheads for 18 months.