Michel Rolland Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  695981

His 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine is a prodigious effort and maybe the best he's made to date, even though one would expect that, like most wineries, the 2013 or 2015 would be the pinnacle of great Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This beauty (14.9% alcohol) has an opaque purple color and a beautiful, sweet nose of blueberry liqueur intermixed with some blackberries, crème de cassis, licorice and graphite. It is full-bodied, has a velvety texture and fine tannins, a terrific length of close to 50 seconds, and a large-scaled, voluptuous mouthfeel that just goes on and on. Purity, richness and overall equilibrium are top-flight. Drink it now or drink it in 20-30 years, as it is that well-balanced and potentially long-lived. Drink Date: 2016-2046. Score - 96. (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Oct. 28, 2016)