Zakin Estate Wines 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Drinking Window: 2022-2040
Reviewed by
: J D’Angelo
Tasting date: February 2020

The Zakin Estate 2017 Cabernet sauvignon is an absolutely brilliant showing in this vintage… As it slowly begins to unwind in the glass, it releases striking aromatics of red/black currants, and red plums which are accented with dried spices, fresh lavender, dried herbs, black tea, graphite and hints of underbrush that continue to resonate throughout. On the palate this is simply stunning as it possesses a medium-plus body that is beautifully structured with tremendous balance and poise. It goes on to display remarkable freshness, purity and focus all the way through the long graceful finish. Overall, this is an exceptional wine by the Zakins and winemaker Philippe Melka, which should have a brilliant future ahead and age incredibly well for years to come.