Cassini Cellars 2012 The Aristocrat (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $42 (including taxes)
Production: 190 cases
Date Tasted: November 21st, 2015
Tasting Notes: A stellar, full-bodied, BC Cabernet Sauvignon with concentrated, ripe dark fruit and savoury characters on the dense nose and the silky, well-balanced palate. Opens with aromas of sweet cassis, spiced-plum, rich mocha, vanilla fudge and the subtle, warm comfort of Fig Newton cookie notes. Similar flavours follow with an emphasis on mouth-watering, dark berry fruit, French oak and fine, lightly-dusted tannins. Spice and vanilla linger on the long finish.
Enjoyable now, with a long decant, though ideally this Cab should be put away for another 2-3 years for further development. Drink 2017-2022.
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