2014 Pertaringa Cabernet Sauvignon Rifle & Hunt

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Adelaide
Drink between 2018 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • graemeg wrote:

    December 24, 2020 - {diam, 14.5%} Still a crimson hint to the colour. Bouquet is a bit primary, a bit developing. Currant, plum, chocolate, vanilla oak too. Palate is heftily medium/full-bodied, low in acidity, with lots of black tinged fruit flavours, low dusty tannins. Tending to a bruiser style, but has no raisin or dead grape flavours, just a sense of pushing the boundary a bit. I wish it was a bit less alcoholic, or had a bit more freshness, or more complexity to the overall presentation. Will no doubt age for 5-10 or more years, but may not ever actually amount to more complexity or dimension.

  • Eric gene Noack Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 18, 2017 - A very confusing wine
    Here I was looking at a 96 from Tony keys then a 95 from Sam Kim and a 93 from Patrick Eckles, throw in two gold medals, one form China another from an International wine tasting and I was looking down the barrel of a very good wine.....but wait Doc halliday arrives on his mule and buries me in the dust with an 86.
    What the hell !!!!
    Was the doc drunk ?
    Was he having a bad day or was he miffed because they didn't send him a dozen or perhaps they didn't send him the first bottle ?
    Who knows , but someone has to sought this mess out .
    Anyway it turns out the truth is out there.
    I open a bottle of my dozen and attempt to get to the truth .
    This wine is peppery,earthy, a wiff of alcohol a little oak and a little cassis.
    On the tongue , it is, with tannin, grip, astringent, firm , medium fruit, further development .
    I think perhaps 96 is out of the question , but it may well get there given a year or two.
    The 86 is an aberration, poor Doc, as he gets older he gets more confusing, perhaps dementia , as he gave the 2013 vintage 95 points ,so it is a stretch to see a swing of 9 points on a very good wine.
    93 at present great drinking, definitely not velvety as one Vinomofo described, as i said confusing, very confusing.

    October 2020 .

    Can't believe it's been that long since I last tasted this .

    A little alcohol pushing through on the nose but nothing to worry about .

    On the tongue the fruit has softened the tannins mellowed ,not astringent it is probably drinking at it's peak and I give it an extra point.

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Halliday Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    1/19/2016 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pertaringa
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Rifle & Hunt
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Adelaide

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 202 (73%)
  • Consumed 71 (26%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

dry bread and tasty cheese

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