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Wolffer Fatalis Fatum 2014

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Almost black with a dark red rim in color. Wonderful rich aromas of ripe sweet currants, sandalwood and smoked herbs. The mouth-feel is lush and intense with wonderful dark fruit notes, licorice, coffee, and dark chocolate. Wonderful layers of oak and ripe tannins are well integrated into a structured and complex long finish. Beautiful ripe tannins give a solid backbone to this classic style red blend. This wine is a keeper and will unfold for many years to come. Pairing: We suggest decanting this wine for at least one hour before serving. Pair it with rich red meats-especially lamb and game, wild mushroom risotto, or aged and "stinky" cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region New York
Appellation The Hamptons, Long Island
Brand Wolffer
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Fatalis Fatum is a mostly equal blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with dollops of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, aged for 20 months in 20% new French barriques. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Sterner and drier than the 2013 (and perhaps more typical), without its vivid flavors, this is still lovely. It is refined, sophisticated, precise and elegant. Not quite ready, it is still approachable, but you'd be better served giving this two or three years in the cellar. It should age well, perhaps 20 years or more, but let's take that in stages. There were 463 cases produced.

Mark Squires, June 30, 2017
  • ws86

Wine SpectatorCherry and bitter plum fruit is lined with singed cedar and tobacco notes. The direct finish lets the cedar edge linger longest. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now. 463 cases made.

James Molesworth, July 31, 2017