Robert Parker 100
The very deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Maya is shy and restrained to begin. With swirling, it begins to reveal beguiling notes of fragrant earth, lavender, garrigue and Sichuan pepper, giving way to a core of wild blueberries, boysenberries, black raspberries and black currants plus a hint of iron ore. The palate is full-bodied, revealing itself in slow-releasing layers of black and blue fruits with exhilarating earth and mineral sparks, framed by firm, beautifully ripe tannins and bold freshness, finishing on a persistent ferrous note. As cerebral as it is downright hedonic, this Maya is simply jaw-dropping.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2054
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc. Deep purple colour. Raisined blackcurrant fruit on the nose. The palate has a dry richness, with mouth-coating and chewy tannins. The peppery black fruit on the palate is tamed by earthy notes of tobacco. The finish is warm with alcohol and hedonistic – this is full-blooded Cabernet. (TP)
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2035