29 Estate · 2008 · Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 29 Estate property continues to enchant us with wines of extraordinary elegance and sophistication – and our 2008 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon claims these traits and melds them with restrained power and concentration. Similar in structure to the cool 2001 vintage, the 2008 exhibits hallmarks of a wine of great ageability that will be a long-term addition to your collection.
An opaque, deep ruby hue in the glass reveals aromatic notes of crushed blackberries, cassis and loamy soil on the nose. After a moment in the glass, aromas of black plums, new saddle leather and dusty earth, with hints of dried wildflowers emerge, adding a delicate perfume to this compelling wine. On the palate fresh tobacco leaf and exuberant dark berries add richness and depth and marry perfectly with sweet tannins and a full-bodied finish.
Our 2008 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon will benefit by 3 years of bottle age and generous decanting and will develop gracefully over the next 20 to 25 years.
September 24, 2008
19 months, 90% new French oak
Taransaud, Demptos, Ermitage, Baron
May 6, 2010