Robert Mondavi – Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Reserve, To Kalon Vineyard – Oakville, Napa Valley

Robert Mondavi – Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Reserve, To Kalon Vineyard – Oakville, Napa Valley

The nose is fruity, powerful, elegant and offers a beautiful finesse of the grain as well a sconcentration. It reveals notes of cassis, strawberry and small notes of blackberry associated with fine / discreet touches of coffee, small berries, pepper, fine toasted touches, slight hints of cocoa as well as an imperceptible hint of vanilla and tobacco. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, elegant, silky and offers a good definition, a slight acid frame (in the background), a beautiful finesse of the grain, a slight minerality, roundness, a slight freshness as well as a slight roundness. On the palate this wine expresses notes of cassis, ripe wild strawberry and small notes blackberry associated with slight touches of ripe / fleshy raspberry, fine / discreet hints of coffee, violet, sweet spices as well as with a discreet hint of pepper and cinnamon. Tannins are fine and well-built. Good length and good aromatic persistence. There are hints of chocolate, vanilla and caramelization on the persistence (brings gourmandise).

Note (Score): 17+/20

Note (Score): 94-95/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)