2016 Estate Cuvée, L'Aventure, Paso Robles, Central Coast

Critic score
98/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
2 available
£77.92

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    USA
  • Grape
    52% Shiraz/Syrah
    32% Cabernet Sauvignon
    16% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Estate Cuvée, L'Aventure, Paso Robles, Central Coast

TASTING NOTES

52% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Estate Cuvee is all black cherries, crème de cassis and chocolate box on the nose with a Chinese five spice and potpourri undercurrent. The full-bodied palate is rich, opulent and firmly structured, with great purity and depth, finishing with lingering spice and dried herbs notes.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (September 2017)
(97—99+)/100

Last of the 2016s from barrel, the 2016 Estate Cuvée is a classic blend of 52% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Petit Verdot that's brought up mostly in new French oak. It's glass staining purple color is followed by a full-bodied, unctuous, seriously concentrated red that has building structure, a huge mid-palate and terrific notes of crème de cassis, pencil lead, tobacco leaf and graphite. The Cabernet really shows and this bruiser (although it stays graceful and lively) is going to require short term cellaring.

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com
(97—99+)/100

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