This wine is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. The colour is intense deep crimson. The nose is expressive and powerful, showing primary Caberent characters of blackcurrant, mulberry and dark cherry combined with tight grained French oak.
On opening the palate is dense, but shows great balance and finesse. There is a lovely softness and suppleness to the palate that overlays a powerful core of old vine Cabernet fruit. Hints of vanilla, mint and bay leaf emerge and combine with the primary fruit flavours as the wine opens up over the first hour. Given enough air and time, the tannins soften and the wine opens up to reveal more nuance, but still at this stage maintaining it’s youthful power.
All 2014’s from Woodlands show the generosity of the vintage, and our Cabernet Sauvignon shows it most of all. This wine takes you straight to the Woodlands cellar, where you can smell the barrels being racked and washed, and the must being pressed – this wine still maintains the primacy it had straight off the press. Our 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon will be best enjoyed from 2028 to 2040.