Spirit of Marlborough 2014 Magnum, Hans Herzog

Spirit of Marlborough 2014 Magnum

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Discover the timeless elegance of our Bordeaux Blend, a true testament to our dedication to quality and craftsmanship. This wine represents Hans Herzog's bold move to change 500 years of winemaking heritage in Switzerland in pursuit of the perfect terroir for an outstanding Bordeaux blend, capable of standing among the world’s best.

Handcrafted from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine boasts a purity of fruit that few can rival. With power, harmony, and grace, it is a delight for wine lovers. Perfect for aging, this stately Bordeaux will continue to develop in the bottle, making it an excellent choice for special occasions and memorable celebrations.

Vintage 2014 +

A vintage basking in long, sunny days and abundant sunshine hours! The warm December made for perfect flowering and fruit set. A beautiful dry summer and autumn matched by cooler night-time temperatures made for an ideal long growing season allowing the flavours in the fruit to excel. We hand-picked perfect physiologically ripe grapes at a low yield of 700g/ vine.

Hans' Winemaking Comments+

'A long cold soak of the grapes allowed to extract the superb flavours. I then let the must naturally progress through a long wild yeast fermentation and extended skin maceration. After gentle pressing, the young wine was transferred into partly new French Barriques where it underwent the second natural malolactic fermentation and matured on its fine lees for a total of 30 months. Matured in the bottle in our barrel hall at perfect conditions for a further 3 years. No fining. No filtration. Natural wine.'

Tasting Notes+

The 2014 Spirit reveals vibrant blackberries, cassis, black currants with touches of cigar box and dark chocolate. Delicately crafted with nuanced, quietly intense layers of vivacious black fruits, the palate features a solid frame of polished, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and minerally. This sophisticated power house offers superb precision and opulence, yet is immensely elegant. Juicy on the palate with a huge long finish, this one is made to last forever. A regal wine like the a true king!

Technical Data+


33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon

Soil Shallow (<45cm) stony, gravel and sandy soil. Well drained, developed from stony alluvium.
Plant Density 5,550 vines/ha
Yield <2.5t/ha
Vine Planted 1996



Residual Sugar


Ageing Potential

20+ years

Food Matching Suggestions+

Perfect for meat lovers, pair with steak, lamb and strong hard cheeses, such as Gruyere.

Industry Reviews +

The Real Review - 95 Points

'A blend of merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon in equal parts. Rich, ripe and fleshy red that's showing the benefit of a little bottle-age with integrated flavours and a silken texture. Ripe berry, dark cherry, cassis, dried herb, liquorice and nutty oak flavours. Should develop well with bottleage.' Bob Campbell

Wine Enthusiast, US - 94 Points

'Marlborough's cool climes aren't known for Bordeaux varieties, yet Hans and Therese Herzog demonstrate their viability in the region. Lighter than most Bordeaux-style blends, this translucent, cherry-hued wine opens with bright red berry, flower stalk, mocha and savory, olive-like aromas. Solidly medium bodied, there's a crunch of fruit and lively acidity in the mouth. The tannins are beautifully structured—taut, fine and powdery. The oak is tucked well into the background and the finish is long, juicy and herb flecked.' Christina Pickard