Wines  Noble Hill Estate Reserve 2014

Other recent vintages:  2017   2016   2015   2013   All vintages

We make wines that are juicy yet structured, elegant, and above all unique to the place they are made. Our estate reserve puts to practice the knowledge, dedication, and intuition of our entire enterprise.

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  • South Africa    Paarl    Simonsberg-Paarl
  • 49%
    Cabernet Sauvignon
      28%
    Merlot
      14%
    Cabernet Franc
      9%
    Petit Verdot
     
  • Production
      41 barrels
  • Award
      4 Stars, Platter's South African Wine Guide
  • Award
      92 points, Tim Atkin MW
  • Award
      Double Gold Medal, Sakura Japan Women's Wine Award
  • Award
      Silver Medal, Sommelier Wine Awards
  • Award
      Silver Medal, Veritas Awards

In the vines

Each component of the reserve blend carries different varietal characteristics and reflects slight soil differences between different vineyards on the estate. It is a true reflection of the terroir of Noble Hill.

The wine

From hand-sorting at harvest, each component of this wine begins its fermentation in tank and completes it in 225l French oak barrels. Only the lowest press fractions are used for blending, resulting in a wine composed almost entirely of free-run juice. We work with four family-owned cooperages located near Cognac to produce barrels matched to our intended style.

When establishing Noble Hill we were given keys to every door, cupboard, and gate in a jumbled box. Sorting through the mess, we realized that some of the keys dated to the farm’s historic past, and ever since we have placed a key on each label. Different keys represent our different sources of inspiration and the different characters of each grape varietal. The 2014 Estate Reserve is labeled with four keys representing Cabernet Sauvignon (49%), Merlot (28%), Cabernet Franc (14%), and Petit Verdot (9%)

This wine elicits the aromas and tastes of fresh black currant, plum, and a touch of mint. Oak plays a well-integrated and focused supporting role. This vintage was released after two years’ bottle maturation and can be enjoyed from now through 2024.

  • Alcohol
      14.0%
  • Alcohol
      14.0% %
  • Origin
      Simonsberg-Paarl
  • pH
      3.63
  • Residual sugar
      3.8 g/l g/l
  • Total acid
      5.4 g/l g/l

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