Yalumba `The Menzies` Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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RRP $60

$44.50 per Bottle
$267 per pack

Overview

Since 1987, the Hill-Smith family has counted itself amongst those fortunate enough to produce an estate grown Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. To own a vineyard upon that famous terra rossa soil over limestone is the holy grail of all Cabernet Sauvignon purists. Experimentation, innovation, minimalist intervention and small batch winemaking has resulted in The Menzies’ reputation as one of the best wines of its type to emerge from the region – a wine of longevity, elegance and structure.

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

Expert Reviews

Rating 94 - Campbell Mattinson, Australian Wine Companion August 2018It's a strict, rigid cabernet with fragrant herb, currant and black olive characters running straight and true through the palate, the (tannic) finish all muscle and bone. It needs time. It has the necessary requirements. Coiled power is the phrase.

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Plum red in colour and full depth in hue.

Aroma

The bouquet leads with violet and lilac floral notes to the tangy counterpoint of sea-spray and pepper.

Palate

A rich and powerful palate of red fruits and dark chocolate on a robust tannin framework. The finish is long, complex and well worth contemplating.

Serving

Decant and enjoy alongside char-grilled rib-eye on the bone or mushroom wellington with roasted root vegetables.

Cellaring

Enjoyable now or cellar for twelve to fifteen years.

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Red 5 Star Winery -James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Family-owned and run by Robert Hill Smith, Yalumba has long had a commitment to quality and has shown great vision in its selection of vineyard sites, new varieties and brands. It has always been a serious player at the top end of full-bodied (and full-blooded) Australian reds, and was the pioneer in the use of screwcaps. While its estate vineyards are largely planted to mainstream varieties, it has taken marketing ownership of viognier. However, these days its own brands revolve around the Y Series and a number of stand-alone brands across the length and breadth of SA. Yalumba has been very successful in building its export base. Exports to all major markets.

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