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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer MEGA SPILEO
Note that this is the 2014 vintage and NOT the 2013 as listed in the Vintages Catalogue. It is no longer labeled as Domain Grand Cave but just Single Estate and is a continuation of what was produced in the past. Extremely deep intense red colour. Intense, complex, slightly spicy, fairly cedary, sandalwood-tinged, ripe plum nose with faint floral hints of roses. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, dense, intense, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, bright, faintly savoury, still rather grippy, sandalwood-tinged finish. This excellent 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 28 months on fine lees in 85% French and 15% American barrels 70% new and 30% 2nd use. It has 14.5% alcohol, 2 g/L residual sugar and is UNFILTERED (explaining the great mouthfeel and ageability). It was bottled on July 31, 2018 (L18212 on the back label) and only 12,000 bottles were produced. It will still improve with aging over the next few years! Note that the LCBO's dated tasting note is for the previous 2013 vintage. CSPC 539924
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Kol Gro
Country Greece
Region Achaia
Rating ***(93 points)
Vibrant, Complex, Ripe, Solid
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Cave was aged for 24 months in 70% new oak, mostly French. It comes in at 15% alcohol. As with the comparison of other 2012/2013 duos this issue, this is probably the better wine in the long run, maybe even today. Richer and creamier - the winery does love its wood - this seems to have bigger fruit and better balance while retaining fine structure. It is also more complex, with a touch of game. I rather liked that. Some probably won't. We'll see if it holds its balance as it ages, but I'm optimistic. This is certainly built for the long haul, another striking wine from Mega Spileo with plenty of upside potential. It is approachable now but not really ready. Give it some air if you open it now. There is no rush. It should age well, perhaps better than anticipated. It's a terrific wine and a terrific value. Drink date: 2019-2035. Score - 92 (Mark Squires, robertparker.com, Dec. 28, 2018) Price $ 30.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 5, 2022
Cases bought 100 (12 bottles per case)

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