Author: James Halliday
Source: Halliday Wine Companion 2017
Review Date: Thursday August 4, 2016
Terre à Terre Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Matured in a new 4000l French foudre for 12 months, then to a used 4000l foudre for a final 10 months, 5% cabernet franc added. A thoroughly elegant and poised cabernet, opening with cassis/blackcurrant, then a matrix of oak, cedar, dried herb and savoury tannins taking the wine through to a powerful conclusion. First tasted a month after it was bottled (Mar ?15), it has filled out even more; the perfect, long cork will see the wine through another 20 years without batting an eyelid, allowing the tannins to soften. The colour is yet another plus.
Rating: 96/100, 5 Red Glasses
Drink By: 2035
Date Tasted: 12 September 2015