Took overnight to reveal, so a decant is essential. On that second night, lengthy, well integrated, but on night one, closed, short, even after several hours. I think well stored, the best is ahead of us.
I could see some rating this higher- initially on night one I gave it a 90 and expected better but got less on night two, when it disorganized. The tannins aren't integrated the way I would like. It's a reasonable good cab, but there are better.
PnP from 750ml. I would like to rate this a little higher - after all, it wasn't a hot, extracted Cali cab mess - enjoyable indeed, if a bit uninteresting. Pleasant, simple mouthfeel. Medium at best finish. Just a good every day Cab, not much more
Wow - initial nose of blackberry and vanilla just exploded from the bottled when I uncorked it. I was concerned that it was going to be a fruit bomb as it was quite "jammy' on the nose. First taste, however, was quite good - definitely not a fruit bomb. I decanted for a couple of hours prior to the SuperBowl. This is my first taste of Trivium and I'm quite pleased that I have a nice vertical of these still. This is one fine Cabernet. Not overly tannic - very nice long mouth feel - satiny - blackberry, creme de cassis, and vanilla. I can't wait to try the 2006 and 2007.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.