Beau Vigne Cult Cabernet Sauvignon 750ML
Beau Vigne the Cult is a brawny and flashy wine. Right at home in Beau Vigne's stellar group of offerings, this wine speaks to the hillsides from which it was born. You can smell and taste the power of the mountains. It is a wine woven together by the fruit of God and the hand of the winemaker. There is a rotund core to the fruit in this wine. It possesses a center that while somewhat tight and complex today will nicely fill out with time in the bottle. The bright red fruit sits in the center of this wine like a star surrounded by planets. There is no avoiding its presence and pull. In addition to the deep fruit there are notes of French Oak vanillin, cured meat, salty shores, and a touch of Christmas spice. The palate plays on the tongue upon entry. Again, powerful and focused upon the red fruit core; never allowed to escape the gravity of black cherry, soil and stones of the terroir. I love the center and final delivery of this wine. It carries for several seconds past a minute. An enjoyable wine now with grilled or smoke meats, this wine will cellar well past 2025 or longer.
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Cult bursts from the glass with deep layers of dark, fleshy fruit. Tobacco, spices, new leather and licorice are some of the notes that add complexity on the mid-palate and finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021.
Score: 92. —Antonio Galloni, December 2011.