Displaying a deep garnet-purple color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Exzellenz has a serious, savory nose, featuring smoked meat, chargrill, Indian spices and black pepper notes over a core of preserved plums and mulberries, plus suggestions of tree bark and dusty soil. Full-bodied and very firmly structured, the earthy/savory, muscular fruit is supported by firm, chewy tannins, and it has a long pepper and spice-laced finish.
Drink Dates: 2017 - 2034
Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91
Though big, rich and extracted, with chunky dark berry and cigar box touches, this wine is refined for its size, showing some heat on the finish amid chewy tannins. Best from 2020 through 2032. 798 cases made. — JL