Greg Sherwood, MW Reviews the 2014 Monte Bello

Greg Sherwood

February 21, 2018

Greg Sherwood MW, a London based South African Master of Wine recently tasted and reviewed our 2014 Monte Bello. Here is the review:

“Always exciting to taste a new vintage of Monte Bello. It is truly one of the world’s great icon wines that never disappoints. What is so wonderful about this wine is the ultra-intelligent path it treads between new world opulence and old world classical restraint. In 2014, the Monte Bello is a delicious blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. There is a wonderful Cabernet laden nose of blueberry crumble, cassis, black plum, buttered brown toast and a piquant note of cedar wood spice, walnut skins, graphite and vanilla pod spice. The palate conveys such wonderful concentration and depth yet remains so elegantly poised, harmonious and finely balanced. A multi-layered wine that is supremely seamless, revealing more saline black currant, blueberries, black cherry, vanilla bean, salty licorice hints and a very long, polished finish. Certainly, a very well-honed, muscular athlete that is a wonder to behold. The tannins will hold this beautiful wine in pole position for many years to come but should be good to start drinking in the next 2 to 3 years and over the next 30+ years.”

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2014 Monte Bello