(From 2011 Vintage) Beautifully proportioned, with a rich mix of currant, blackberry, dried herb, mocha, cedar and tobacco flavors. This is also very tightly structured, worthy of a long decant or short-term cellaring.
This is a full-throttle bottle of Cabernet and beyond question, the finest we have created to date! We hand-selected 8 barrels from our ‘97 vintage Reserve Cabernet and Reserve Merlot lots to create Cuvee L, which is 90% Cabernet, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. From the nose and palate, this wine delivers high-octane fruit and aromas with neck-snapping power - like a run through the gears in a Formula One Ferrari. Even with its tremendous power, you will find the wine graceful through the turns...
Wine SpectatorRating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator