L'AVENTURE Optimus 2016 Bottle (Cabernet/Syrah/Zinfandel) NO DISC (los)
Red Still Wine | America | California | 75cl
£47.95 / £287.70 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz, Petit Verdot
THE WINE ADVOCATE (Robert Parker) Rating: 92 points - Drink Date: 2020 - 2030
"A blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petit Verdot that checks in at 15.4% alcohol, the 2016 Optimus reveals a lavish bouquet of crunchy berries, anise and creamy new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, spicy and richly tannic, with generous, oak-influenced flavors and a crunchy core of fruit. The finish is long and youthfully chewy. Bottled barely one month before I tasted it, this is already quite expressive and should begin to drink well after just a few years. The Optimus is Asseo's longest-running cuvée, realizing an ambition to blend Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon he nurtured in his native Bordeaux."