What a stunningly good wine this is! Adnan Icel believes in Cabernet Sauvignon, so much so he planted 40% of his vineyard to the grape, and after tasting this wine I think he is on to something … 12 months in 100% new French oak and yet you’ll ask yourself “where’s the wood?” Aromas of chocolate, mocha, cherry and blackberry; and a palate that’s juicy with lots of dark fruit: blackberry and black cherry backed by vanilla and chocolate. It’s lush and plush across the tongue with just enough spice and tannins to keep everything humming along – and the acidity is there to balance everything else off nicely. It’s a super-gorgeous bottle of wine and worthy of my rarely given highest mark, because to not give it would just be spiteful.
Price: $60.00 – Rating: *****