2016 ESTATE MAYOTE
96 points, Jeb Dunnuck
93-95 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2016 Mayote showcases how well Bordeaux and Rhone varieties can come together on DAOU Mountain during a remarkable vintage. The wine presents a sumptuously rich bouquet of wild berries and sweet spices with a hint of smoked bacon. The tannins are very well integrated with the fruit, giving it a long finish that lingers on the palate. While approachable now, it will only improve from a few years in the cellar.