Daou Family Estates, Soul of a Lion 2018

Daou Family Estates, Soul of a Lion 2018

If you are a Cabernet Sauvignon fan, it is hard to go wrong with this wine. Broad-shouldered and inky, but the tannins will relax over the next few years and are already provide a great sounding board for the vibrant blueberry and cassis fruit. You get a blast of sweet cedar on the opening notes, with cocoa beans, a ton of liquorice, pencil lead and scorched earth, and a fragrant sage finish that adds delicacy and balance, making it really important to give time in the glass for this aspect to become clear. One of the longest seasons on record at Daou after a relatively cool end of season, and the last grapes came in during the third week of October. 100% new oak.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), Cabernet Franc (15%), Petit Verdot (10%)

Alcohol

14.7%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2023 - 2038

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Jane Anson

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