Single Bottle - Double Magnum - 3 LitersStarting bid HK$12,500.00
Dense and cedary, austere and tannic, with drying dark berry, mint, cedar and cigar box notes. The better of two bottles tasted. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.--2003 California Cabernet blind retrospective (July 2013). Drink now through 2019. 1,964 cases made.
This wine has filled out very nicely. Nearly 3,000 cases were produced of this flowery, tar, camphor, incense, blackberry, black currant, espresso and chocolate-scented beauty. A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, a whopping 22% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot, this full-bodied, opulent 2003 is just entering its plateau of full maturity. It is better at age ten than it was early in life from cask and post-bottling.