I feel like a broken record, but here is another ‘good’ Coonawarra red that might have been great with less oak. This Patrick of Coonawarra Home Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 spent 28 months in French and American oak, FWIW.
After dinner mint. That’s the main flavour here, as oak hits varietal Cabernet. A pity the oak is dominant as I think the mid-weight palate is actually nicely defined. That oak is ultimately seductive, but why? but the bones are string and sturdy (hence the score), so maybe in the future the wood might integrate. But for now, this is an opportunity lost.
Best drinking: much later. Give it another five or six years as a start. 17.5/20, 91/100. 13.8%, $45. Patrick of Coonawarra website. Would I buy it? Maybe later.
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