03 Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon ($65) ☺☺☺☺

When i first tasted the 03 Cakebread I thought it was well balanced and good enough to warrant keeping. Tonight the wine proved it can last and develop beautifully. The nose is complex with an almost chocolate undertone. The blackberries are there filling the glass with dense ripe fruit. I also detected some subtle fig smells. On the palate it is beautifully balanced still and the tannins have mellowed to allow the fruit to develop. Luckily we have a  few bottles left and I think it will last another couple of years. This almost got to the three smiley faces but not quite, close run thing though.

© John Holmes 2014