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Vinous – Antonio Galloni Reviews

November 8, 2017

Antonio Galloni shares his thoughts on the 2014 Carte Blanche Cabernet Sauvignon and Proprietary Red Wine.

2014 Carte Blanche Cabernet Sauvignon – 95 Points

A totally striking wine, Carte Blanche’s 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is every bit as good from bottle as it was from barrel. Black cherry, graphite, earthiness, tobacco and licorice all give the wine its savory personality. Rich, voluptuous and racy, the 2014 offers superb depth in an opulent, flamboyant style that will be easy to enjoy with minimal cellaring.

2014 Carte Blanche Proprietary Red – 94 Points

The 2014 Proprietary Red Wine is a powerful, tannic wine that is going to need at least a few years to fully come together, but it is impressive, even at this early stage. This is an especially vibrant 2014. Floral, savory overtones laced with violet, lavender, spice and menthol add shades of nuance throughout. The 2014 has developed nicely since I last tasted it from barrel a year ago.