Stags' Leap The Investor Red 2018 - 750ml

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95pts James Suckling

This is blowzy and rich, yet there are plenty of tannins to back it up, and they are dusty and firm at that. Full-bodied, but not heavy in any way. Layered and already delicious. A blend of merlot, petite sirah, cabernet sauvignon and malbec. Drink or hold.

Winery Notes

Indicative of the winery’s ability to combine power with grace, the 2018 Investor is plush and inviting, with expressive notes of blackberry, black currant, macerated blueberries, and wild black plum alongside baking spice notes of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Intriguing notes of black pepper, tobacco leaf and floral violet are supported by more savory elements of fresh thyme, lavender and sage. The soft, round mouthfeel is rich and generous with present tannins that warm and coat the palate leading to an incredibly lengthy finish with ripe, mouthwatering acidity. Enjoyable now and can be cellared for 5-10 years. Pairs perfectly with a variety of foods as the ultimate crowd-pleaser.