Wine Spectator 93 points - This is round, with black cherry and blackberry flavors augmented by mineral and tobacco notes. A smoky element emerges as this cruises to a long, spice- and mineral-filled aftertaste. Delivers serious tannins that need time to integrate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2030. 2,750 cases made.
(Oct 31 2015)
This is the great wine of the Castello - from the vineyard of the same name planted in 1976. The first vintage was from the 1983 harvest, and since then has been produced only in the most favourable years. It was not produced from the harvests of 1986, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1998 or 2002. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, planted 150 years ago, have, over time, formed an intimate bond with this terroir and now bring out all of its unique qualities. It is a wine of great depth, opulent and refined, that you can cellar for many years.