2002 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Screaming Eagle, Oakville, California, USA
|Grape Variety||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Packaging||Original Wood Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Acquired from the original owner, a Screaming Eagle mailing list subscriber who received an allocation directly from the winery; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
97+ Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (June 2012)
Beautiful floral notes intermixed with creme de cassis, licorice and charcoal jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored 2002. Opulent, broad, full-bodied and more mature than I expected given how this wine showed in its youth, this deep, rich Cabernet Sauvignon is exceptional. However, in this vintage it has to take a back seat to a number of other cuvees.
The final blend was 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.