Popped and poured. Perfect fill and cork. This was great and might have been even better with a decant. Rich, concentrated red fruit and a long finish. Holding well but I would drink now - yet I have to save my last bottle to taste against my last bottle of the 96 which I have always loved as much or more than the 97. A-/A
Purple color with a bouquet and flavor reminiscent of bullion, with some cherry notes in the finish. Balance a bit off, with modest depth and a moderate finish. Nothing to identify it as a Cabernet Sauvignon. I hope that the other bottles are better.
OK, while this is not close to the level of quality found in the sublime Maya, it’s a lot less money! And as you can see, this is super in its right and it’s in the perfect place, if you like fresh, sweet, juicy, ripe fruits, cedar, earth and a blast of cherries in your concentrated, full bodied, deep wine.
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