Driftwood Estate Artifacts Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
"Textbook" Margaret River Cabernet with 90 Halliday points. Distinctive and delicious.
WA’s Driftwood is “a well established landmark on the Margaret River scene” with a busy, acclaimed restaurant and wines known for “striking and stylish packaging and opulent flavours”. This classic red a case in point. “A combination of 15-18 months in 100% French oak (35% new). Pretty much textbook Margaret River Cabernet in every way (although 6% is other Bordeaux varieties). Leafiness is upfront on the bouquet, in various guises; dried Bay leaf, tobacco, and a touch of something green. Mulberries and darker blue fruits control the palate, with choc-mint and savoury, aromatic oak characters in support. Tannin is fine and persistent...93 points” (Halliday).