Douglas Hughes `Series 701` Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

From 1950 until 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon was the king of Barossa wines, selling at a premium of 30 – 67% more than Shiraz. Cabernet vineyards were plentiful and highly sought after for producing rich full, flavoured wines with intensity and firm dry tannins. This wine is from 35 year old vineyards and made in traditional style; a reminder of those great wines from earlier decades.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The appearance is an opaque inky black with deep indigo hues at the edge of the glass.

Aroma

The primary fruit character is black currant with strong herbaceous elements of capsicum and mint. Well integrated toasty oak compliments with cigar box, cedar wood and tobacco notes. Heady alcohol spirit gives a sweet glycerol complexity.

Palate

The palate has plums and blackcurrant fruit building to a robust mid palate full of herbal, vegetative flavours entwined with typical cedar wood and earthy charred oak, vanilla and spice. The tannins are solid with a fine grained texture giving a firm dry finish. It’s a robust wine with a tight tannin profile and lingering smooth dry finish and delicious aftertaste.

Food Matching

This wine is lovely drinking right now and rewards some gentle breathing before serving. It makes a great match with a juicy steak or roast beef and is delicious with tasty vintage cheese.

Cellaring Potential

During the 1960’s and 70’s Barossa Cabernet dominated the winners list for the prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophy for best 1 year old red. This wine is made in the same style with stand-out flavour while youthful and the integrity to live for many years with careful cellaring.

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.9%

Winery Profile

As youthful enthusiasts, it was our basic love of wine and thirst for knowledge that independently led us to study at the hallowed halls of South Australia’s famed Roseworthy College … That was several decades ago and whilst we’ve taken different paths and achieved different outcomes, we’ve both decided it’s time to get back to the basics that inspired us so long ago.

Together, we’ve clocked up more than 60 years working in various segments of the wine business. We’ve seen the industry mature and fashions come and go. A lot has happened since Paul Hogan started “tossing shrimps on the Barbie” but sharing some good food and nice wine with friends remains one of our constant pleasures.

As an international marketer, educator and recipient of Champagne’s highest honour “Chevalier l’Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne”, Jan Douglas is no stranger to the world of fine wine, dining and travel. I started winemaking in the Barossa back in the 1980’s with traditional varieties and techniques. Combining the years of experience and knowledge with some old school values lead us to develop the Douglas Hughes “Series” range of wines. They’re full flavoured, honest wines that invoke a slice of the past and are perfect for enjoying today.

Whilst it’s no longer acceptable or legitimate to refer to Australian wines using European terms like Burgundy, Claret, Moselle, Chablis or Port, if you ever fell in love with any of the fabulous Barossa “White Burgundies” or a full bodied “Hermitage”, our Series 163 Chardonnay or Series 101 Shiraz might rekindle that affair.

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