Bevan Tin Box Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Etched Magnum 2012
Aged in Taransaud (75%) and Darnajou (25%) oak, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Tin Box is more backward than the perfect 2011 was last year, but it reveals similar decadence, opulence and velvety texture. Its opaque blue/black/purple color is followed by a stunning perfume of white chocolate, spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, and an unctuous, massive mouthfeel. It should age effortlessly for two decades or more.
Just the right amount of ripe, juicy blackberry and licorice gives this wine vitality and enough suppleness midpalate on to push past the tannins, which turn cedary and gravelly. Drink now through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 265 cases made.