2014 Villa Maria Cabernet Sauvignon Ngakirikiri New Zealand
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
2014 Villa Maria Cabernet Sauvignon Ngakirikiri New Zealand
  • BC 97
  • VN 96
  • WA 95
  • JS 94

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$89.94

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Reg: $99.94

$89.94

In Stock: 12 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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BC 97
MW Bob Campbell, September 2020
Deep ruby colour - quite dense. Weighty, intense wine with bright cassis, black berry, liquorice, anise, peat and spicy oak flavours. Very New World with a strong fruit focus. A powerhouse of a wine with cellaring potential
VN 96
Vinous, March 2021
Following the vintage of a lifetime in 2013, along came another vintage of a lifetime: Hawke's Bay was starting to sound like Bordeaux. In 2014, it was slightly cooler but the conditions allowed Villa Maria to make its...   Following the vintage of a lifetime in 2013, along came another vintage of a lifetime: Hawke's Bay was starting to sound like Bordeaux. In 2014, it was slightly cooler but the conditions allowed Villa Maria to make its new flagship wine two years in a row. This displays a wonderful, silken texture; there's a sense of effortlessness as it glides quietly through your mouth. When it comes to aromas and flavors, expect classic but sweetly ripe Cabernet cassis and green capsicum with integrated oak-derived cedar notes adding complexity. Yields are tiny, reflected in the density within the elegant core. There's an abundance of resolved Cabernet tannins providing the frame for the delicate fruit. If you are lucky/wealthy enough to have a bottle of this and you were thinking about opening it soon, please don't: it is still an infant. It's a prodigious child but I'm sure it will be more satisfying in adulthood. -- Rebecca Gibb MW  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
The impressive 2014 Ngakirikiri is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Pencil shavings frame notes of cassis liqueur in this medium to full-bodied wine that manages to be rich and creamy yet firmly structured and intense. It's...   The impressive 2014 Ngakirikiri is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Pencil shavings frame notes of cassis liqueur in this medium to full-bodied wine that manages to be rich and creamy yet firmly structured and intense. It's downright embryonic at this stage, with layers of primary fruit, elegant French oak and a swirl of dusty tannins on the lingering finish. This luxury cuvée sets a new standard of excellence for Villa Maria.- JC  
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, October 2019
Dark cherries and cassis, chocolate, graphite and roasting herbs abound on the nose. This has such striking intensity and depth to the palate with dark-chocolate and black-cherry flavors, as well as dark-plum paste and a...   Dark cherries and cassis, chocolate, graphite and roasting herbs abound on the nose. This has such striking intensity and depth to the palate with dark-chocolate and black-cherry flavors, as well as dark-plum paste and a spicy thread, too. The length is impressive here. Great balance and drive. Drink or hold. Screw cap.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country New Zealand
Region Hawkes Bay
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Screw Cap