MAGNUM 2011 RESERVE SEVENTEEN FORTY
Awarded 93 points
"Even more impressive is the 2011 Seventeen Forty Reserve. A blend of 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot that spent 16 months in 70% new French oak, it possesses complex notes of tobacco leaf, black currants, lead pencil shavings and crushed flowers to go with a voluptuously textured, rich, yet focused and structured palate. The purity and balance here are impressive and this beauty will continue to shine through 2021. Drink now 2021." —Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Our iconic Spanish bell, cast in the year Seventeen Forty, is the inspiration behind the name of one of our most important classic Right Bank, Bordeaux blend. Without a question, this is Cabernet Franc and Merlot is the greatest examples of quality and consistency at DAOU Mountain.
When tasting, the balanced structure showcases ripe rich tannins, bright acidity and a wonderful combination of blue and red fruits. The hints of dark chocolate and winter spices add complexity to this classic approach to New World Cabernet Franc made in an Old World style. .