2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

Community Tasting Note

Does not like this wine:

86 Points

Monday, January 21, 2013 - Inky purple, opaque and full of glycerine. Immediately evident its very modern in style. First thing on the nose is vanilla, then some alcohol, though not "hot". You get very ripe plum...almost prune sugar density. There is also a little spice and menthol on the nose. If i was tasting this blind, at this point I would have guessed Australian Shiraz. The first flavor you get is Oak and vanilla, with very extracted fruit mostly the sweet plum and boysenberry. Secondarily you get some cedar and tobacco but you really have to search for it. It is smooth and pretty much devoid of tannin. The finish lasts barely 10 seconds. For those who like young, highly extracted wines I guess this is right up your alley, but for me its not at all what I like in Cabernet Sauvignon. My assessment is the grapes were over-ripe and this is the kind of wine that results. I have been a Caymus fan for 3 decades but I find this style of wine unappealing...if I wanted Shiraz I'd buy it, which I do on occasion. This wine will be lucky to last another 3 years in my view, so drink it as an infant, that's just what it is.

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