Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Oakville Cuvée 2008
This is an elegant monster requiring patience on the palate and airing of at least an hour and a half. The nose opens to a luxurious array of dark berries, cherry, coffee, dark chocolate, earth, tar, graphite, and pepper. At uncorking, the palate launches tight and hot, but full of promise. At two hours, the wine blooms into a gloriously layered palate, with dark fruits, mainly blackberry and blueberry but also prunes, joining cafe latte, dark chocolate and crème brulee in the center, followed by a peppery finish framed by a vegetal edge, with pomegranate and cassis showing intermittently in the lengthy, luscious, lively fade. Tannins show durability and strength, but increasing subtlety, blending harmoniously into a fully structured mouthful of rich flavors and zesty sensations. A peppery mouthfeel sustains in the back as the palate dries in the front. A quiet but savory acidity adds tang to the top and supports the intermingling of fruits and spices in the center, including vanilla, mocha, honey and pepper, throughout a lengthy, focused, sumptuous, and harmonious display. At three hours, the wine integrates and becomes smoother, then even more elegant, if slightly less powerful, thereafter. This awesome wine shows best between 1 ½ and 2 ½ hours.
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- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010
The BEST of 2007. This is a wine that I craved the next day. Seamless intergration of tannins with a well stuctured velventy finish. Have had about 20 of the best 07s and this is still in my top 3. Amazing all the way around. Going to enjoy my next bottle next year and expect an even better wine!
This wine is AMAZING!!! It is definately a drink now but at $200 a bottle i am saving the one i have. Yes i do have a bottle. Buy if you can, small release. WELL WORTH IT
External Reviews for Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Oakville Cuvée
The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (8,000 cases, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) boasts an opaque purple color along with a classic perfume of graphite interwoven with black currants, smoke, and spice. This dense, chewy, full-bodied Cabernet possesses excellent definition, and elegance allied with sweetness, power, and gorgeous ripeness. It should hit its prime in 2-3 years, and last for 12-15.
A rich, elegant, sophisticated style, built around a concentrated core of spicy blackberry, currant and plum flavors that run deep and earthy. This full-blown wine is packed with dense, opulent flavors and a long, lingering aftertaste. Best from 2005 through 2012.
Bright ruby. Cassis, black cherry, violet, licorice, and mint on the nose. Juicy and concentrated, with primary, raw currant flavors and a slight inky quality. A chunky, rather simple style of Cabernet, finishing with huge tannins that dry the palate.
Wonderful harmony, intensity and concentration, with sweet, juicy currant and blackberry fruit at the center, shaded by cedary oak, which gives off a taste of sage and olive. The tannins are a bit raw, but not out of line for a young wine. Best from 2005 through 2012.
The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate possesses additional power, structure, and density. Spicy new oak compete with cassis in this full-bodied, moderately tannic wine. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2012.
Full medium ruby. Cassis, minerals, dark chocolate, fruitcake and a floral topnote on the nose. Dense and full but juicy, with highly concentrated, sweet flavors of berries, chocolate and spices. Conveys an impression of strong extract. Finishes with sweet tannins, excellent length and a peppery lift.
Not in the same ripeness league as the '01, but still an enormously attractive wine. It's just a bit leaner, but perhaps more structured. Shows blackberry, currant, coffee, oak and herb flavors and some fairly big tannins. Nice now, but should hold and improve through 2010.