RP
97
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
WE
98
Wine Enthusiast
WS
95
Wine Spectator
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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 'Cask 23' 2018

37 units available online.
Product description

The 2018 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and dark fruit of S.L.V. The wine opens with complex and expressive aromas of dark fruits, currants and figs along with hints of floral spice, sandalwood and wet stone. The wine has a vibrant taste and texture with the winery’s classic “Peacock’s Tail” that expands in the mouth and leads to a lingering aftertaste and finish.

Enjoy this CASK 23 with chicken marsala, grilled flank steak with plum salsa, or spiced duck breast with wilted arugula risotto.

95 Points - Wine Spectator

Delivers a lot to like, with a violet thread amid a mix of cassis, plum reduction and blackberry puree flavours, all stitched with light alder, singed vanilla and tobacco notes. Features very light iron and cassis bush notes that curl around the finish, adding subtle tension to the seductive, friendly fruit. Very suave. Best from 2024 through 2040.

97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Like the 2020, the terrific 2018 Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon leans a bit more heavily on the Fay Vineyard (the 2019 includes a bit more S.L.V.). It's medium to full-bodied, supple, silky and elegant, yet still possesses enough richness to evolve for the next two decades. From the stunning, slightly lifted aromas of violets, cherries and cassis to the long, dusty finish, this exudes class all the way. Best After 2024.

98 Points - Wine Enthusiast

An exceptional blend of the famous Fay Estate and S.L.V. Estate, this wine dates back to the 1970s and is spectacular in this vintage. Juicy, bright and effusive, it offers a lightness of spice, well-inte- grated oak and a cohesive, silky texture. Structured, it shows darkberry fruit, a hint of crushed rock and fig, expansive and joyful on the palate.