James Suckling
Wine Enthusiast
Wilfred Wong
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Blackbird Arise 2014

Product description

Exuding aromas of black currant, iris, and nutmeg. With flavours of licorice, cherry and fig, this wine has a richly layered mid-palate with soft texture, good density and a long, lingering finish.

94 Points - Wilfred Wong of Wine    A bold expression of an elegant, yet richly layered blend of Bordeaux grape varieties, the polished 2014 Blackbird Vineyards Arise glides smoothly and substantively on the palate. The wine's richness pairs it well with a shallot-accented grilled ribeye. 

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast    This blends 38% Merlot with 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc. Together these find a healthy companionship of wood, cedar, currant and dried herb, allowing the two Cabernets to speak loudest. Lightly spicy nutmeg and clove linger around well-defined layers of cherry and vanilla.

91 Points - James Suckling    Aromas of plums, earth and spices follow through to a full body and tight and firm tannins. Structured and powerful. Needs a few year to soften. Better in 2020.