The 2014 is only the third vintage produced as apart of Heartlands 'Directors Cut' Cabernet Sauvignon series, however, the weight of the fruit within this bottle excellently showcases just how much of Langhorne Creek Ben can fit into one bottle.
An almost impenetrable core of fruit is seasoned with dark spice, licorice, nutmeg and anise. The long finish heralds many years of future ageing and assures the palate of great quality.
From the Winery
Only the finest Cabernet vineyards in Langhorne Creek contributed to Directors’ Cut. The old vine fruit is the cornerstone of this wine’s character. The fruit was harvested at night to retain freshness. Initial skin contact was followed by 7 days of cool fermentation with our Rhône isolate yeast and hand-plunging three times daily. Maturation then occurred in new oak hogsheads (both French and American) for approximately 14 months.
2014 followed the classic road of a late vintage accompanying a late Easter. Deep soil moisture from a traditional winter flood bolstered us against the warm summer days, as did the cooling Langhorne Creek winds. We were spared the late February rains that harried other regions in South Australia. A generous year in both quantity and quality of fruit.
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WBW Rating: 91/100
Region: Langhorne Creek, SA
Winemaker: Ben Glaetzer
Drink now until: 2026
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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