2015 Estate Soul of a Lion Magnum
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.
This is a beautifully concentrated wine that offers tremendous elegance. Endowed with exquisite purity and texture, it displays classic Cabernet Sauvignon qualities, including graphite, lead pencil shavings, black currants and ash. The higher percentage of Cabernet Franc in this vintage provides complex aromas and lengthy finish. While this wine is drinking well today, we expect it to close down for a few years before reawakening to reward long-term cellaring.
Rated 94+ points by Wine Advocate