Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer to Kalon 2018 - IN BOND

paul hobbs beckstoffer kalon - wimbledon wine cellar

98+ points Wine Advocate, 98 points, James Suckling

Sourced from block C2 for over 20 years, the latest vintage is one of the strongest expressions of this Oakville site and its unique terroir. Densely saturated crimson in its appearance, the wine opens with complex aromas of crème de cassis, sweet tobacco, and scents of lavender and violets. A mélange of huckleberry, dark cherry and black plum are delineated on the palate alongside hints of grilled herbs and savoury spices. Framed by supple tannins and an underlying mineral acidity, finishing with grip and tension.

Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard starts off with soft-spoken scents of ripe red and black plums, cassis, black raspberries and mulberries, followed by gentle wafts of cedar and pencil lead and finally bursting out with Sichuan pepper and hoisin notes. The medium to full-bodied palate is opulent, plushly textured and brimming with spicy red and blackberry layers, going beautifully perfumed on the long finish. Paul Hobbs mentioned that he backed off on the new oak this year, aging the wine in 85% new French oak (as opposed to 100%). I love this more elegant, nuanced expression a lot. Wine Advocate

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Country: 
Vintage: 
2018
Dominant Grape: 
Cabernet Sauvignon
Case Size: 
6
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Type: 
Red
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£2,160.00 a case (6 x 75cl)