This wine, from one of the world’s most famous producers, is sourced from coastal Californian vineyards. The barrels offer notes of toast and vanilla. This might be a curiosity but it is very much an appealing wine. Colour of reds and purples. Again, plenty of oak here but the rich and ripe flavours match it. Notes of chocolate, blackberries, even a hint of blueberries. Seamless with very fine tannins too. The palate comes up with more black olive and leather notes plus a hint of Christmas cake. This will age nicely for a decade or more.
Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon 2018