Saxum The Hexe 2018

100 J. Dunnuck, 98 Vinous, 95 RP Wine Advocate
285,00 €
380,00 € pro 1 l
inkl. 19% USt. , Versandkostenfreie Lieferung nach DE. Versand (Standard)
  • Lieferstatus: auf Lager
  • Lieferzeit: 2 - 4 Werktage (Ausland)
0,75 l
Beschreibung

-  100 Punkte JEB DUNNUCK: „Another perfect wine is the 2018 Hexe, a blend of 57% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 13% Graciano, 10% Syrah, and the rest Petite Sirah that’s a 60/40 split from the James Berry and G2 vineyards. Full-bodied, concentrated, and incredibly pure, its vivid purple (it’s not completely opaque) color is followed by ample dark berry and black cherry fruits as well as notes of candied orange, licorice, peppery herbs, and an incredible sense of minerality. It reminds me of a great vintage of Janasse’s Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes and is another tour de force from winemaker Justin Smith that will benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 15+ years.“ 2021-2036

One of California’s unquestionably superstar estates is Heather and Justin Smith’s Saxum Vineyards, and you won’t find any finer examples of Rhône variety wines anywhere in the world. The proprietors of James Berry Vineyard, located in the cooler Willow Creek District of Paso Robles, the Smiths have seen incredible changes over the past decade, and they’ve traded their small, old-fashioned, yet perfectly adequate cellar for a brand-new cave and state of the art winemaking facility. And while changes of this magnitude can often result in hiccups in either the style or quality of the wines, that’s certainly not the case here. I think the wines have never been better, and given the scores I’ve awarded in the past, that’s saying something. Today, the Smiths release multiple cuvées, and while the focus in the past might have been the estate James Berry Vineyard, the portfolio includes numerous new vineyard sources and cuvées, most focusing on single vineyards and even specific blocks inside of a vineyard. This report looks at the 2018s and 2019s, and in a nutshell, these wines epitomize what I consider greatness in wine; the ability to offer both hedonistic and intellectual pleasure; intensity and richness without heaviness or any sensation of weight; singular profiles; and the ability to improve with bottle age. In addition, the purity and precision this estate can achieve are incredible, and certainly, many estates and winemakers in Paso Robles need to be tasting these wines to understand why they’re great and what is possible from these incredible limestone soils. As a critic, it’s always a challenge to try and understand why wines show differently and why one estate can produce brilliant wines and others struggle. Given the prodigious wines the Smiths release year in and year out from different vineyards (and now even from different winemaking facilities), it’s become increasingly apparent that the quality coming from Saxum is due to the genius of Justin Smith. After being lucky enough to taste these wines every year for well over a decade now, I can say that no one in California does Rhône varieties and blends better. I’ve written this many times in the past, but I’ll say it again, this is one of the few mailing lists worth being on.

- 95 Punkte, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (03/22) Erin Brooks: „The 2018 The Hexe is a lush, generously fruited blend of 57% Grenache, 15% Mataro, 13% Graciano, 10% Syrah and 5% Petite Sirah. It offers roasted plum fruit with tones of aniseed, earth and dried flowers. The full-bodied palate is bold and dense with a plush, inviting texture and just enough freshness to lift the finish.“ Drink Date: 2022-2037

- 98 Punkte, VINOUS, Josh Raynolds: „Deep, shimmering ruby. Hugely perfumed aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, star anise, cola and mocha are complemented by a suave floral topnote. Pliant, expansive and appealingly sweet, offering lush black raspberry, cherry cola, vanilla,
fruitcake and baking spice flavors underscored by a vibrant, smoky mineral quality. At once rich and energetic in character, finishing wonderfully long and precise, with solid spicy thrust, well-integrated tannins and reverberating florality.“ 2025-2035

 

 

 

Vinous: 98 VS
Produkt: Rotwein
Inhalt: 0,75 l
Jahrgang: 2018
Land: Kalifornien
Parker Wine Advocate: 95 RPWA
Region: Central Coast Paso Robles
Jeb Dunnuck: 100 JD
Rebsorte(n): Grenache noir / Garnacha tinto Mourvedre Syrah/Shiraz
Inhalt: 0,75 l
Reben: 57% Grenache, 15% Mataro, 13% Graciano, 10% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah
% vol Alk: 15,9
Notizen des Weinguts: NOTES FROM JUSTIN: Hexe is already made from our blackest, most brooding Grenache lots. Then along comes a vintage like 2018 that is extra black and brooding, and you get... Well, you guessed it. A deep, dark intense wine. I love tasting the Hexe side by side with the Rocket Block. They're such different expressions of Grenache. Each beautiful in their own way. The Hexe is blackberry, licorice, smoked meats, and a bit of dark chocolate all wrapped up in silky tannins. Lay this baby down for a couple of years and you will be greatly rewarded. As for the 2018s we are offering, well you've heard me talk about the 18s before. Dark, intense, powerful. They are indeed. I think spending the extra year in barrel was exactly what these beasts needed to tame them a bit. But believe me, they are still in need of laying down for a few more years. They have some structure that will reward your patience. Cases 750 ml: 825 Cases 1.5L: 50 AVA: Paso Robles Willow Creek District Released: July 2021
Potenziell allergene Substanzen: Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.
Importeur/Inverkehrbringer: Weinhandlung Martin Apell, Eugen Richter Strasse 109, 34134 Kassel
Warnungen: Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.
Hersteller: SAXUM VINEYARDS, 2800 Willow Creek Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446, USA
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