Rockford Rifle Range Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


I have had doubts at times on both Barossa cabernet sauvignon in general, and Rockford's Rifle Range cabernet in particular.  Too far from the Bordeaux paradigm, and somewhat rustic.  But a combination of balance, weight and structure suggests to me that they may age very well.  I have no doubts at all however about the 2014 vintage: it is I think the best Rifle Range I have tasted to date as a new release.  In the glass, there are aromas of blackcurrant and olives.  The palate is full bodied, with quite long length and a lovely balanced expression of cabernet sauvignon.  Tasted out of a 375ml bottle, a format I hope to see more of.  (Region: Barossa Valley, Rating: Very Good, Would I buy it based on this tasting? Yes, Drink: now to 2027+, Tasted: May, 2017)

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Other vintages reviewed:

Vintage
Rating
Review
2011
Good to Very Good
2008
Good

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