2017 Eisele Vineyard 'Altagracia' Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
The Eisele vineyard is historical and the current owners (Chateau Latour) are sparing no expense both in the vineyard and cellar. The Altagracia is a smart & savvy buy because all the fruit comes from 100% Eisele vineyard as the pedigree is as good as it gets.
"Blackberry and tile aromas with tobacco and spice. Some chocolate, too. Medium to full body and firm, velvety tannins that show a juicy finish. Fine yet dusty tannins. Rich for the vintage. 94 points" - James Suckling
"This vintage has a bit less Petit Verdot than usual, but basically remains about 85% Cabernet Sauvignon with splashes of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Altagracia leaps from the glass, offering bold, expressive notes of blackberry pie, Black Forest cake and warm cassis with hints of garrigue, mossy tree bark, dusty soil and black pepper plus a fragrant waft of cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a great core of rich, spicy black fruit preserves, framed with firm, chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing earthy. 93 points" - Wine Advocate