Very deep, youthfull colour, and intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. Still young and still intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins.
A blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc aged 80% in new Nevers 300-liter barrels for 22 months, the flagship 2007 Rubicon did not live up to its reputation. It has a well-defined, quite opulent mint tinged bouquet with touches of macerated red cherries, red currant and sloes. The palate is medium-bodied with a toasty entry and good depth. I would like to see more of the Cabernet Sauvignon character coming through and more precision on the finish. Drink now-2017.
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