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Wednesday 24 September 2014

K1 by Geoff Hardy Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

I must confess that my head has been turned in favour Hills Cabernet of late, a run of some good vintages and having seen some progression of the variety - admittedly notedly from K1. I opted to open the 2010 and 2012 side-by-side, sighted - that is not served 'blind'.

In unison with its older sibling, showing that attractive bouquet. The youth sees the fruit more dominant, residual herb, more oak and vanilla.

Doesn't seem to carry as much weight as the 2010, fruit presence here has greater intensity also. Tannin profile different, bearing the hallmarks of a quality wine from a highly regarded vintage, it's minerally/ graphite and drying with an almost chalky feel.

Length is excellent - a clear preference for this wine - will be excellent once it settles and all pulls together. 93

Tasted on: Saturday 20th September, a Leaf Day
Source: Sample
Price: $35
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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