Wednesday, March 23, 2005

2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, Township 7

Only 107 cases of this wine were made from select Okanagan fruit. The result is a majestic effort that is at once subtle yet forthright.
Big fruit and rich flavours star in this feature. The wine is still very young and will continue to develop over the next few years. I strongly recommend a little air time. The last glasses of this bottle really began to open up. So decant.
Look for currant, plum and cherry throughout with that edge young Cab exhibits. The work of the oak barrels is well-integrated, taking a supporting role rather than a starring one. The finish is particularly good with hints of humidor, chocolate and vanilla. See the Township 7 website for availability.
17.5/20 Buy

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