2012 Blankiet Estate Mythicvs, Paradise Hills Vineyard


A 100% Cabernet Sauvignon selection from the best lots. The darkest of all our wines. Extraordinarily deep with powerful yet refined tannins. A wine for extended cellaring.

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  • Vinous (May 2024)

    Review by Antonio Galloni

    Rating: (99)

    Drinking window: 2024 – 2044

    The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mythicvs, Paradise Hills Vineyard has gained the most with time in bottle. Impenetrable and brooding at the outset, the 2012 has developed into a wine of sublime elegance. Dark red cherry, plum, rose petal, spice and mint all flesh out with some air. Seamless and yet potent, the 2012 is so well balanced. The tannins have really softened, more than I thought possible at the outset. This is Blankiet and their late winemaker, the brilliant Denis Malbec, at their best.

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  • Vinous (Oct. 2014)

    Review by Antonio Galloni

    Rating: (97)

    Blankiet Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mythicus
    Paradise Hills Vineyard
    Yountville, Napa Valley, United States
    Drinking window: 2018 – 2032

    The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mythicus is the darkest, richest and most powerful of these four wines. Smoke, plum, spice, violets, new leather and a host of mineral-inflected notes grace the palate in a beautifully textured, vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon endowed with magnificent palate presence and depth. Striking and delineated throughout, the 2012 will drink well for another 20 years or so. The exotic, soaring finish is utterly irresistible.

    Antonio Galloni. Tasting date October 2014
    Grapes Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

    Blankiet has come a long way over the last few years. Increased focus on the dual flagships Rive Droite and Proprietary Red fueled by Claude and Katherine Blankiet’s relentless pursuit of excellence has resulted in more severe selection, lower production and higher overall quality.
    One of the secondary results of that is a marked increase in quality of Blankiet’s second wine, Prince of Hearts, which is now one of the very best values in Napa Valley. More recently, the Blankiets have introduced a pure Cabernet Sauvignon, Mythicus. Every visit to Blankiet Estate is proof of the total obsession to detail that is the rule here. The 2012s are radiant and expressive, which is the style of the year, but I was also quite surprised by just how finessed the 2013s are now given that so many wines in this vintage are so structured and tannic. These are magnificent wines from the Blankiets and the husband and wife winemaking team of Denis and May-Britt Malbec.

    From New Releases from Napa Valley: 2012 and 2013, Part I (Dec 2014) by Antonio Galloni


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  • eRobertParker.com # 222 (Dec 2015)

    Review by Robert M. Parker Jr.

    Rating: (98)

    The 2012 Mythicus is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and a smaller cuvée of only 220 cases. It is close to perfection, for sure, with an inky purple color and a beautiful nose of smoldering embers intermixed with charcoal, blackberry, new saddle leather, crème de cassis, incense and graphite. Full-bodied, with enormous extract and richness, but with a flawless integration of alcohol, acidity, tannin and wood, this wine is still a baby, even for a 2012, but promises to evolve for 25-30 years. It is hard to believe that Claude Blankiet’s first vintage was 1999. Of course, this is a fabulous vineyard that also looks marvelous from the famous Route 29. This is pure Yountville AVA on the eastern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, just above the valley floor vineyard of Christian Moueix’s Dominus. Blankiet’s blends are made by Denis Malbec, who also works not too far away as the consultant for Kapcsandy. These wines often need time in bottle to show their character, and I thought the 2012s performed even better than they did from barrel. The 2013s look incredible as well. These may be Blankiet’s two greatest vintages to date, even eclipsing the 2001s and 2002s.

    Drink 2016 – 2046




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