This was a dark purple, fruit filled bomb with a hint of sweetness with some significant tannins. It is not really ready to drink in terms of being at its peak but I love older style wines. it maybe ready to drink in 5 years. This is a smooth wine also. Seems to have more fruit and longevity than many other Caymus I have had.
A bottle I had less than a year ago was still OK, so I assumed this one would be too. I couldn't have been more wrong. This was beyond dead. It was dead and rapidly decaying. For a Cabernet that's this expensive, from a producer this exalted, this is inexcusable. I know that 2004 Cabernets from people like Pride and Chappellet are just now hitting their peak, yet this comparably priced 2005 is DOA? Because of their weird 2012, I had just about decided to stop buying Caymus Cabernets. With this one, that decision is no longer tentative.
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