Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a Bordeaux-like effort that has rocking levels of minerality as well as spiced red fruits, dried herbs, and loamy earth on both the nose and palate. It's another powerful, full-bodied wine from winemaker Biagi that has fine tannins, terrific balance, and the structure to drink well for 20-25 years. This cuvee is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, all aged in new French oak.
Score: 96, January 31, 2020
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is rich, plummy and generous, within the smaller-scaled style that runs through all of these wines. Blueberry jam, spice, mint and lavender all flesh out in this very pretty, nuanced Cabernet Sauvignon from Hourglass.
Score: 93, Antonio Galloni, January 2020
Deep garnet-purple colored and containing 5% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Hourglass Estate needs a little coaxing to reveal fragrant black currant cordial, plum preserves and baked black cherries notions with hints of bay leaves, lavender, crushed rocks and mossy tree bark. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is still pretty tightly wound, with a firm foundation of chewy tannins and loads of freshness curtailing the muscular fruit, finishing earthy.
Score: 92+, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2019
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