2016 Acaibo G/C Lurton Cabernet Sauvignon
Remarkable for its very intense, almost seductive expression of aromas. The bouquet offers an elegant combination of floral notes (violets), spices (pepper, cinnamon, licorice and vanilla), red fruit (blackberries and raspberries) and earthy undertones.
On the palate, there is a balance between richness, finesse, freshness and power that verges on perfection. This wine is voluptuous & smooth with finely textured tannins, a full-bodied mouth feel and a very long finish.There can be no doubt that this is an exceptional vintage that is already very generous on the palate, and shows excellent potential to improve further over time.
The grapes benefited from a dry, hot, sunny summer that has placed 2012 among the truly exceptional vintages. The long days with sunshine abound, coupled with cool nights provided perfect ripening conditions, resulting in a quite remarkable richness in the grapes when they were harvested. The excellent health of the grapes and fine late summer conditions enabled each plot to be harvested at just the right time.