MAGNUM 2012 ESTATE SOUL OF THE LION
Awarded 96 points
"The 2012 Soul Of A Lion is a rich, powerful wine that offers up aromas of dark chocolate, sweet black fruits, burning embers and walnuts. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and layered, with an authoritative chassis of fine-grained tannins and a long, savory finish." —Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Joseph Daou lived a remarkable life, and through it all he exhibited the strength and courage of a lion. Before he passed away, he visited DAOU Mountain. While overlooking the new vineyard, he listened his sons’ winemaking dream and gave them his blessing. Soul of A Lion is a testament to that moment. It is a wine of power, complexity and imagination, and a fitting tribute to the man and the father.
In the glass, this wine appears inky-black with a velvety core; however, on the nose, you are treated to the lightness of fresh violets, crushed blueberries, and cocoa. Complexity is confirmed on the palate with a combination of ripe blueberries and blackberries dusted with hints of cedar, tobacco, spice, and ash.