2017 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon- 1L
Wine Critic Reviews:
Wine Spectator | 92 WS
Sokolin 2017 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes:
When someone blows a dandelion your way, you get showered with all those gentle, cotton-like particles and that's similar to what it feels like to take a deep breath after pouring a glass of this amazing red. You're instantly showered with the most captivating aromas that have ever come close to your nose: some bold cassis, crushed berries, plums and smoky background. The powerful palate will make an even better impression with smooth, velvety texture and subtle tannins, spectacular depth, and lovely cassis and plum flavors with a prolonged, chocolaty finish.
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It's amazingly harmonious and flawlessMy sister and I gave a bottle of the 2017 Caymus to our grandfather when he retired. You know how they say wine is good for your heart. We thought grandpa would save it for a couple of years and open it to celebrate something special, but he couldn't wait. Turns out retirement is special enough! He's always been into fine wines, a real gentleman, you know. We tried it too and we were speechless! It's so amazingly harmonious, not too acidic, nor too sweet. Really flawless. The texture is so soft, feels like velvet and gives you a wonderful mouthfeel, without being too heavy on the palate. Quite an incredible experience, and grandpa says it will improve and become a real classic after a bit of maturing. I think I'll never forget those stunning berry aromas, can't wait to encounter them again.
full-bodied and complex, but light on the palateI typically refrain from tasting young wines because I'm a fan of more mature vintages. However, I couldn't avoid this one because I tasted it blind at one of the events. And I don't regret it at all! I might change my policy because of this Caymus. It's only three years old, and you can feel it in the bouquet, which is quite refreshing and young, adorably sweet and inviting. It's full-bodied and complex, but light on the palate, and it splashes you with some lovely plum and berry flavors. A real treat. However, it lacks a bit of structure so I hope it improves over the years and justifies the trust I have in it. Caymus wines are almost always impeccable, so this one shouldn't be an exception.