Platter * * * * – Old World styling on classic, layered, complex & refined 2014, pliable tannin & fruitcake allure allow current drinking but made for ageing. Dabs merlot & petit verdot.
Dense deep fresh red colour. The nose displays red berries, typical Cabernet herbs, spicy toasty oak and tobacco. Mouth filling but soft on entry, lingers gently and long on the finish. Drink now and until about 2025. The charm of the vintage is in its gentle character rather than its ability to age, I think.
Should match well with Tuscan style veal, wild boar or warthog with truffled mash and of course a well-aged piece of beef like prime rib, especially with reduced rich sauces. Or venison – we enjoyed it with eland.
Alcohol : 13.82 % vol
Sugar : 3.4 g/l
pH : 3.65