Araujo Masterclass with Bart & Daphne Arauhjo (Grand Hyatt @ Orchard): Alcohol :: 14.2% Eisele Vineyard: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot Napa Valleu: 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot Bright dark ruby core with purplish hue. Eucalyptus and green herb dominated the aromatic profile along with smoke mint, brown sugar and pure sweet cassis. The sweet cassis flavour also reflect on the palate, though sweet but bright, with layer of charcoal, sweet plum and smoke element that glide through the very rich palate but not heavy, with very silky tannin, velvet, good grip with fruits and integration of oak, already drinking very well now yet definitely no problem for aging. Juicy, bitter sweet cocoa finish that is spicy with alcohol heat notes that distract a bit. Bart commented that the tannin is silky and soft, almost un-noticeable when tasted but chemically measure proved that this is a wine with really high tannin. Buy - Maybe - Yes.
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