Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve du Dumas 2015

This velvety smooth blend of Cabernet and Merlot dazzles with dark fruit and silky tannins melded together harmoniously for a supremely impressive wine experience now through the next decade. In fact, the 2015 Reserve bottling is the best Textbook we’ve tasted as it reminds us of opulent favorites trading for $200 – $300 per bottle. The bouquet boasts captivating aromas of espresso and cocoa that lead to a lavish experience featuring profound layers of sultry, dark black fruit complimented by seamlessly integrated French oak. Intensely satisfying hints of blackberry, baking spices and semi-sweet Godiva chocolate and creamy vanilla linger on the scintillating finish. Thanks to deftly balanced tannins, this relative bargain may be enjoyed tonight (decant ½ hour) and merits a 97+ rating now and perhaps higher over the next decade.