The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos is another rich, surprisingly powerful wine. The 2014 exudes notable concentration and depth, but the tannins are so integrated that the wine is almost shockingly approachable for such a young Kronos. Dark red stone fruit, smoke, licorice and tobacco add intrigue in this big, voluptuous wine, by Corison standards.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2034
Another year of drought led to less consistency in fruit set and clusters, while a warm spring helped start an earlier vintage. Berry size tended to be smaller in 2014 compared with 2012, while overall yields in the region were still ample. The combination means, generally speaking, wines from 2014 offer a lot of the pretty, fruit-forward presence of the 2012 vintage with a bit more structure, though not the structural depth of the 2013s. Ruby black core to lighter ruby edges. Star bright in the glass. Cedar and white mushroom, dried citrus, and hints of gunpowder on the nose. Juicy, mouth-watering palate with plenty of flavour. Exotic perfume and fruits carry from nose to palate. A nice wine with good depth though a bit broader strokes compared with the incredible finesse and complexity of the 2013. Still quite young and will do well with time in bottle. Persistent tannin and balanced acidity carry into a very long finish. (ECB)
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2036