Bright and rich red

Brand’s Laira Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Coonawarra, AUD $25

This gold medal winner (Sydney 2017) has a deep, bright colour and a ripe blackberry-like aroma, hints of oak vanilla and a trace of minerally crushed seashell. It’s deep, rich and concentrated, with authoritative tannins and excellent structure. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: drink now to 18 years

Food: Roast beef with all the trimmings

Stockist: Dan Murphy’s stores – NSW; BWS Liquor stores – Vic (AU only)

Ranked #4 of 29 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra

Good Buy Rating: Excellent

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