2014 Forbes & Forbes Alexander Murray Eden Valley

Vineyard: In 2014, when all the varieties did achieve full ripeness, the soft cherry/blackberry overtones from the Merlot are supported by the complex characters generated by the Cabernet Sauvignon and topped off by the fruit lift from the Cabernet Franc.

Season: A late season prevailed as expected. A record number of 40 degree + days in a row, followed by torrential rain was a bit concerning; fortunately Eden Valley was still in verasion so this ended up being a godsend. In summary, a challenging season with good quality but very low yields.

Winemaking: NA

Appearance: Bright, deep purple hues..

Aroma/Bouquet: Cherry and blackberry overtones with a slight lift of floral notes.

Palate: A complex wine with layers of berry characters, Chinese five spice and rich chocolate overtones. The palate is fruit driven with exceptional balance and savoury lingering tannin on the finish.

Food Pairing: Roast spiced duck with plums, preserved lemon and beef Tagine or Italian meatballs

Alcohol: 13.9%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: NA

Cellar potential: 15+ years

Winemaker: Colin Forbes

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