Wolffer Fatalis Fatum 2014
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|Appellation||The Hamptons, Long Island|
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.
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.