Sleight of Hand The Illusionist 2014 - Buster's Liquors & Wines
Sleight of Hand The Illusionist 2014
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Sleight of Hand The Illusionist 2014

  • ws93
  • wa93+

750ml

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The 2014 Illusionist is an intensely dark, deeply concentrated, highly complex Cabernet hailing from some of the top vineyard sites in Washington State. The wine is aged for 20 months in 50% new French oak. This vintage of the Illusionist is loaded with blue and black fruits, and is complimented with aromas of cedar, smoke, and spice, all of which is backed by sweet oak notes. It is immediately approachable, with fine grained and silky tannins, but will age beautifully for at least another two decades.
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

Plush and generous, with expressive black cherry and mocha-espresso aromas and rich, layered blackberry and savory licorice flavors that linger toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2023. 1,100 cases made.

Tim Fish, July 31, 2017
Wine Advocate
  • wa93+

A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot, the 2014 The Illusionist is a gorgeously pure, elegant beauty that offers terrific notes of cassis, leafy herbs, earth and lead pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, with terrific fruit intensity, polished tannin and a great finish, give bottles a year in the cellar and enjoy over the following 7-8 years. It's slightly more streamlined than I remember from barrel, but I like its length, and if it fills out with bottle age, it should get closer to that barrel score.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 29, 2017