Robert Bowen Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Barker 2014
Collector $46.99 ea save $8.01 ea
6 bottles / carton
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 15 years Ray Jordan
|Red - Bold and structured|
Red Meat - Beef, lamb and venison
Cured Meat - Salami, prosciutto
Dairy - Hard Cheese
Vegetable - Mushroom, Tomato, eggplant, Chili, Capsicum
|Mount Baker, Western Australia|
|Bowen Code ?
Suggested cellar location ?
Long term cellaring
Such a refined and stylish cabernet from Mount Barker. It shows the suppleness of fruit from this region yet there is power and fruit concentration supported by firmish tannins and plenty of oak. The tannins have a decent grip in them. Quite a dry finish with that wet cement character you sometimes get in cabernet. Built with some extended cellaring in mind, yet it is easily drinkable now.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 15 years Winelinx
In 2014 Mt Barker experienced a mild spring, followed by a warm, dry summer. Ideal
ripening conditions with even day temperatures produced healthy canopies carrying
medium yields. This vintage provided intense fruit flavours showing bright cassis and cigar
The grapes for this wine were harvested off the Rocky Horror vineyard
that is well named as the vineyard is planted on an extremely rocky
slope. The vines on this vineyard struggle to grow many grapes and
therefore crops are low but flavours are intense and the crop ripens fully
in most years. The 2014 vintage was a warm one in Mt Barker and
produced flavoursome grapes in an exceptional year.
The grapes were fermented in a small fermenter and hand plunged three
times a day to extract soft tannins and wonderful fruit flavours. In tank
Malo-lactic fermentation followed by aging in Fine French Oak, 45% New.
The wine has been minimally handled to retain the integrity of fruit and
the complexity that fine oak imparts. The characters of blackcurrants,
cigar box and black olive are enhanced by the fine French Oak. On the
palate it shows the same dusty fruit flavours, it is full flavoured, medium
bodied and has a backbone of fine tannins with a long finish.