Maybach makes some of the greatest wines in the world.  Their flagship 2013 Materium was my WOTN in 2018.  This is from a different vineyard and was also spectacular.  Now, this is an expensive wine which sold for around $160 on release.  For that money, it should deliver.  The fact though is, at the rarefied top end of Napa Cabernet's, this is not comparatively over priced.  Consumed over two nights, it was better on night 2.  If opening a bottle soon, a decant of a few hours will be well rewarded.  Purple in color, shimmering bright.  The nose is gorgeous.  Cassis, slight blueberries, tobacco, a perfumed quality and char.  With air, some spice comes out.  On the palate, this is almost seamless.  Lots of cassis fruit intertwined with char, spice and dry earth.  Deep and complex.  Long finish.  It is delicious and each sip makes one want it more.  It needs some hearty food to stand up to it.  This has at least two decades of maturing and life left in it for those with better patience than I.  

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98
Vintage: 
2013
Current Price: 
$200.00USD

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