2014 Hazel's Cabernet Sauvignon
The fruit for our single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from an outstanding parcel at our Hazel’s Vineyard in southern Margaret River. Fragrant aromas of wild thyme, violets and black currant are tempered with savoury black olive tapenade, tobacco leaf and a gravel dust undertone. The fleshy palate reveals maraschino cherries, cassis and graphite supported by a framework of firm but fine tannins providing length and definition to the palate.
A purist’s Cabernet; unfined and unfiltered, this is an elegant expression of Hazel’s Vineyard with harmony, balance and integrity.
"Energetic - edgy even - with lifted gunpowder tea, spicy, green peppercorn and liquorice, dynamic spiralling tannins and good drive to its firm, bright blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. Finishes very long, with terrific gravel/graphite carry"
Score 95/100 - Sarah Ahmed, Decanter Magazine March 2020
"This is sumptuous Margaret River cabernet, displaying all the regional virtues: cassis, black plum, pastille, dried sage and a firm tea tannin spine. Yet it is the generosity of fruit that is the wine's calling card. Pillars of French oak (14 months; 20% new) keep this wine postured and proudly youthful, yet the wine's poise and extract bode very well for maturity when it all loosens up".
Score 94/100 - James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
"Cabernet from the southern end of the famed Margaret River region. A strong, structured cabernet with both length and elegance in its armoury. The flavours here are beautiful. Blackcurrant, mint, milk chocolate and fresh herbs. Perhaps even flashes of lead pencil and cedarwood. Alcohol seems just fractionally prominent but in all other respects this is pretty terrific."
Score 92+ - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front 2017
Score 94/100 - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016