The 2011 EE, which also comes from the Tench and Tin Box vineyards, is composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Cabernet Franc. It exhibits lots of graphite, charcoal embers, a Pessac-Leognan-like smoky barbecue character, black currant liqueur, licorice and a touch of chocolate. Huge, massive, rich fruit oozes across the palate, but there is a refinement and delicacy to it that is almost impossible to believe in view of this wine's size. Apparently, this cuvee comes from the rich, red soils on the hillsides of Oakville below the well-known Showket Vineyard. This spectacular 2011 should drink well for 10-15 years.
Drink Dates: 2013-2028
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93
Dill, anise, mocha and cedary oak flavors highlight the initial aroma, with currant and blackberry fruit filling in the gap, lending this a juicier presence. The finish shows good length and persistence. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.