Textbook Cabernet “Reserve du Dumas” 2013

Showcasing opulent fruit + plush, silky tannins melded together harmoniously for supreme enjoyment, this monumental new release maintains a sense of age-worthy elegance that reminds us of many of the so-called ‘Second Cult’ Cabernets that trade via private lists for double this price. The bouquet boasts captivating aromas of espresso and cocoa that lead to a lavish experience featuring profound layers of deep, dark black fruit complimented by seamlessly integrated French oak. Across this ULTRA silky smooth texture, you’ll savor hints of blackberry, baking spices, semi-sweet Godiva chocolate and creamy vanilla linger on the prodigious finish (lasts a full minute!). Thanks to sinewy tannins, this Cabernet blend may be savored tonight (decanting recommended) and merits a 96+ point rating now, well on the way to a 97+ rating over the next decade. We prophesy peak integration 2020 – 2022 depending upon individual collectors’ penchant for ‘drink now’ exuberance vs. age-worthy reds.