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The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Yalumba - The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Australia
Red Wine from South Australia · Australia
Price: £40.00
Case Rate: £38.00
Ex Tax: £29.17
Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Coonawarra
Winery: Yalumba
Wine Maker: Natalie Cleghorn
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Enjoyable now or cellar for twelve to fifteen years.
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Rating 91 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Coonawarra
Winery: Yalumba
Wine Maker: Natalie Cleghorn
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Enjoyable now or cellar for twelve to fifteen years.

Wine tasting notes

This Coonawarra Cab comes from a 45-year-old vineyard in the region's famed terra rossa soils. A little shy at first, a decanter is recommended. It opens to an intensely herbal nose, swimming with mint, black olive tapenade, currant, black cherry, dried flowers and a medicinal and charred oak note. The palate is rich and mouthcoating, cinched by dusty, muscular tannins. It lacks some of the elegance and complexity of other top Cabs but is nonetheless highly cellarworthy. Drink 2021–2040.

Food matching

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

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014) - 91 pts

Sourced from Coonawarra, Yalumba's 2014 The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon boasts appealing aromas of mint, cedar, cassis and dark chocolate. In the mouth, it's medium to full-bodied and sturdily built, with a linear palate buttressed by firm wood and grape tannins. Built for fatty meats and/or time in the cellar, this six-year-old wine still comes across as youthful and not-quite-ready to drink.


JancisRobinson.com (2014) - 16 pts

Deep black-garnet. Tomato leaf, tobacco, slightly baked red and black fruit – pyrazine influenced. Firm, chalky tannins, spice, tobacco leaf and cassis. Peppery and a bit green. (TJ)


James Suckling (2014) - 93 pts

A deeply inviting nose of blueberry, purple cherry and cassis. Plenty of violets as well as stony layer. The palate has the same pond of creamed caramel oak influence. Tannins are approachable with plenty of engagingly chewy presence. Best around 2022 and for a decade past.


Wine Enthusiast (2014) - 92 pts

This Coonawarra Cab comes from a 45-year-old vineyard in the region's famed terra rossa soils. A little shy at first, a decanter is recommended. It opens to an intensely herbal nose, swimming with mint, black olive tapenade, currant, black cherry, dried flowers and a medicinal and charred oak note. The palate is rich and mouthcoating, cinched by dusty, muscular tannins. It lacks some of the elegance and complexity of other top Cabs but is nonetheless highly cellarworthy. Drink 2021–2040.


James Halliday (2014) - 93 pts

Elegance is the key to this wine. It is Old World in its restraint, with an earthy/savoury background to the blackcurrant and mulberry fruit, bay leaf and black olive adding their bit. The oak is restrained, the fine tannins likewise.

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