Wine Advocate 87 points - Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 The Maitre D’ Cabernet Sauvignon presents aromas of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry preserves and cloves with hints of baking spices and vanilla. Very big and very full, the palate is a little compacted though offers great richness framed by low to medium level chewy tannins and a long finish. Drink it now to 2018+. (Feb 2014)
Wine Spectator 90 points - Dark, dense and mildly chewy, bursting with black coffee–accented blackberry and black cherry flavors, persisting on the expressive, ripe finish. Drink now through 2020.—H.S. (Jan 22 2014)
Powerful with an intensely varietal nose perfumed with violets, plums, cloves and a touch of menthol. Full-bodied and bursting with dark fruit, spice and herbs with a rich plum finish and fine dusty tannins. Simply stunning Cabernet.
Mmmmm...delicious Cabernet characteristics of plums, blackcurrant, scorched earth and a touch of menthol on the edge. Hints of liquorice and spice make up the complex aroma profile. Plush fruits and sensual, silky tannins make this a Cabernet lovers delight. Layers of dark fruits, dark chocolate, spice box and perfect silky tannins. Superb depth and concentration as well as a super long finish puts the 2008 Maitre D’ into overdrive!
|Savory full-flavored meats such as roasted lamb, beef short ribs or even spice-rubbed or barbequed chicken. Especially delicious with hard cheeses and dark chocolate! Can be consumed with or without friends. We recommend that when you drink with friends to bring more than one bottle, or you won't get much for yourself. Enjoy!