Round Pond Bovet Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Rutherford|
This mineral-driven red tastes of slate and stone, with a generous depth of rich red fruit. The cassis and cherry notes are layered and lengthy on the palate, with a hint of caramel and oak that complement it well.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Louis Bovet showed beautifully, with a sumptuous, full-bodied, textured style carrying lots of darker currants and blue fruits as well as notes of tobacco, sappy herbs, flowers, and earth. It's already drinking beautifully yet has enough tannins to allow it to evolve for 20 years.
Delivers a solid and frankly ripe beam of cassis and plum sauce flavors, laced with red licorice and flecked with sassafras, all of which drive along nicely through a racy, structured finish underscored by a streak of iron. Offers excellent length. Best from 2023 through 2039.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Louis Bovet emerges from blocks on the eastern side of the property. Bright red berry fruit, spice, licorice, mint and gravel. The more elegant, nuanced side of Napa Valley comes through nicely in this mid-weight offering. Drink it over the next few years.