Our Bordeaux Medoc blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This wine is sheer power in a silk glove.
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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Review by Stephen Tanzer
Saturated ruby. Highly nuanced aromas of crystallized berries, tobacco, minerals, and bitter chocolate, mocha and roasted herbs. Very cool and classy but backward cabernet, with subtly complex flavors of cassis, mocha, game and fresh herbs. Less flamboyantly ripe and sweet than the 2002, but distinctly claret-like in its finesse. Very firmly tannic today and perhaps beginning to shut down. A sophisticated cabernet that should enjoy at least 12 to 15 years of development in bottle. Both this and the 2002 version are 100% cabernet sauvignon. Although winemaker Helen Turley has a couple of new projects in the works, the Blankiet wines are currently her only set of wines in the market made from Bordeaux varieties.
Wine Advocate # 195 (June 2011)
Review by Robert Parker
This is a great effort from Blankiet that has turned out beautifully, with a silky personality, voluptuous texture, beautiful nose of roasted herbs, burning embers, smoked meat, spring flowers, and plenty of blackberry and cassis. Almost La Mission Haut-Brion-ish in its character thanks to the minerality and smokiness, the wine is full-bodied, rich, concentrated, and has shed its once-considerable tannins, which are relatively rapid-paced. That said, as drinkable and complex as it is already, this wine still has another 20 years left in it.