Dec 03, 2007
1994 Freemark Abbey 'Boché Estate' Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (25th anniversary bottling) *$129.00/bottle*
Tasted from a large commercial cellar on Nov 30, 2007.
Always a favorite since I first tasted it when it was a current release, this wine has only continued to pile on heaps of distinction and subtlety. Very deep ruby/black-garnet hued with a nice clear ring of glycerin at the edge, showing few visible signs of age. A super-beautiful nose of ripe black bing cherries and grilled steak with exotic Asian spices and cassis. Super silky, lush and very, very subtle. Absolutely seamless and delicious. So well integrated it is difficult to pin-point the individual elements, giving the wine an almost ethereal presence on the palate. Incredibly long, with a symphonic opulence and understated elegance. This wine is remarkably well balanced and should continue to evolve at a glacial pace having reached a rare and seldom equaled plateau of maturity and stability.
— Captain Caveman