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Cassini Cellars Collectors Series Maximus 2009 Wine Review

Cassini Cellars Collectors Series Maximus 2009

Cassini Cellars Collectors Series Maximus 2009

Okanagan Valley, BC VQA, Canada

Community Score: 4.5/5

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $36.25

Drink: 2013-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14.9%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Cassini Cellars

Product: 303016

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Natalie's Score: 91/100

Here's a blockbuster red from the Okanagan Valley. This Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot blend delivers plenty of maurading dark fruit and smoke on the nose, palate and finish. High alcohol so there is some heat on the end of the finish, but still excellent overall.

This was reviewed August 15, 2014 by

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Martha Kelly AIWS, CS rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc grapes with New World richness, has layers of cassis, black berry, strawberry, plum, leather, vanilla, baking spices, tobacco, mint, and an earthy complexity.
With ripe tannins, lively acidity, and a velvety, round mouth-feel, this wine lingers on the elegant finish.
Enjoy on its own or pair with lamb or finer cuts of beef.
Drink now, or cellar for 5 - 8 years.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Deep and clear red color. Blackberry and blueberry. Eucalyptus and mint. A touch of minerailty and green bell pepper. A nice richness and enough roughness to keep it interesting and allow for some ageability.
Matt Steeves, Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Deep colour on this big and bold BC Bordeaux blend. Hailing from BC's most southern and hottest wine making region, Osoyoos, this is a big wine that will continue to improve over the next several years. The nose is full of black berries, plum, blueberry, graphite, with that beautiful black sage hearbaceousness just like what fills the evening air in Osoyoos. Full bodied, with a repeat of the aromas on the palate. A beautifully crafted wine. Decant for two hours. Pair with prime rib and roasted vegetables.
Tasted August 2014. 91 points. Matt Steeves - @QuercusVino
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Blackberry, graphite, cherrrry and cedar with favours matching the fruit A very nice wine that I wish the LCBO carried. A great pairing with medium rare steaks.
Sean O'Regan Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Nov 16, 2013: A Bordeaux blend from the Okanagan available through Vintages on-line bin end. Deep ruby, needs a little bit of time to open up to show currant, blueberry, plum, leather, cheddar notes, wood spice, vanilla, sage/herb and wood smoke. The palate is round and full, creamy with plum, cherry, baking spice, black pepper, and dried herb. Balance isn't quite there though with fine grippy tannins and lower acidity combined with a long slightly hot finish with alcohol at 14.9% which lower the score a bit somewhat on a very nice wine. Would pair this with rare beef or wild game now and over the next 5-6 years.
Jennifer Macdonald rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Beautiful rich red on this lovely Bordeaux style blend from BC. Aromas include wild berries, currants, new oak, smoke and cedar. Flavours are rich and deep, with the same flavours as on the nose, and with some pronounced tannins. Would benefit from some decanting, but even more with a BBQ'ed steak.
Tom Vigeant reviewed this wine as follows:

Dried herbs, pepper, wild berries, bell pepper, licorice. Full bodied, firm tannins, new oak. Well structured, can age and needs to. Complex, impressive meritage. Pair with a juicy red meat if you drink now.

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