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2014 Juniper Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Juniper Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

'Full bodied, dense and packed with beautiful round gravelly tannin. It rolls and thunders, but remains calm throughout'
96 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

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13.9%
Screw Cap
Margaret River
2014
750ml
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$54.99
13.9%
Screw Cap
Margaret River
2014
750ml
THE BRIEF
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • One of the great unsung heroes of the Margaret River. While the status of those around Juniper have grown with self-agrandisement, Juniper and  chief winemaker Mark Messenger had been quietly honing their skills and producing absolute benchmark, fine-tuned Cabernet. This 2014 is an astonishing release, especially now that it has a few years in bottle.

    Seamless of tannin, it's stature in bottle is nothing but perfectly weighted fruit, supple, silken mouthfeel, and a truely bright and exuberant perfume. Unbelievable wine that has already nothched up some thrilling scores from both local and international wine critics alike.

  • This has always been a single vineyard wine, but we have decided to emphasise this in the name. It’s made from our dry grown Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 1973, picked in a number of small batches and carefully crafted to make the best Cabernet possible. Small quantities of other complementary varieties are trialled during the final blending to further add to the depth and complexity of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Elegant structure, complexity, depth. 
    Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 88%, Petit Verdot 5.5%, Malbec Region: Margaret River 100%, estate & dry grown, single vineyard 
    Vintage: 2014 
    Oak:18 months in barriques with 50% new French oak 
    Picking Date: Cabernet hand picked 6th, 20th & 24th March 2014 Yield: Baumé:12.8 - 13.6 Be° 
    Ferment: Cold soak for 4 days, mix of hand-plunged open fermenters and pumped over closed fermenters. 16 to 36 days on skins. MLF in barrel. 
    Alcohol: 13.9% 
    pH: 3.55 
    TA: 6.4g/L

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    A very seductive wine offering immediate appeal and intrigue with dark cherry, cassis, plum, blueberry and mulberry aromas effortlessly mingling with balanced cedary oak, dark chocolate and vanilla. The palate is an example of power with finesse, showing concentrated fruit flavours, integrated oak and seamless tannins that carry the depth of flavours for a very long time. Cellaring potential at least until 2034.

  • 96 POINTS

    STEVE LESZCZYNSKI - QWINE


    Brilliant! In a line up of five Cabernets on the bench, this was a cut above and then some schooling the rest with ease. Handpicked from unirrigated vines planted in 1973. A blend of 88% Cabernet with Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot (5.5/3.5/3) spending 18 months in French barriques - half of which were new. Choc-mint and cedar get my attention immediately. That Margaret River Bay Leaf swings into gear also shaded by some eucalypt. Tobacco and black olive ride on the coat tails of black currant and dark berry fruits. The fruit just slides through the mouth with absolute class. A persistent and seemingly never-ending finish is framed by soft and almost powdery tannins. The presence, the balance, just wow!

    96 POINTS

    RAY JORDAN


    Another of the Juniper reds showing the more refined and elegant style that captures this old-vine fruit exceptionally well. Blackcurrant and black olive nuances with a savoury meaty character. The structure is excellent, allowing the fruit to position and focus for its very long and powerfully sustained finish. This is high class cabernet.'

    96 POINTS

    JANE FAULKNER - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    This is an exceptionally good cabernet by whatever standards you choose. It is extremely intense, yet its impact only catches you in a silken web, the tannins – while very much present – are so soft, the aromas and flavours are from another realm. Cedar, violets, spices, bay leaf and – of course – blackcurrant.

    96 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Tasted back in July as a pre-release, and again just now on release. Pencil and perfume, dark fruit, earthy and complex, touch of choc-mint, vanilla and eucalyptus. Full bodied, dense and packed with beautiful round gravelly tannin, sweet black and red fruits – a spectrum – black olive and tobacco savouries, bright but balanced acidity, and excellent length. It rolls and thunders, but remains calm throughout. Quality of tannin is a highlight.

    ACCOLADES


    'You’ll see impeccable balance in this delightful Margaret River red wine. Medium-bodied, it has finely-knit tannins, glorious blackcurrant and mulberry fruit along with a little tobacco leaf, well-integrated spicy oak'
    97 Points - Rod Properjohn, The Post Newspaper