M by Michael Mondavi 2018
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Crafted by the renowned Michael Mondavi Family, the M By Michael Mondavi 2018 is a testament to their commitment to excellence in winemaking. Guided by the expertise of winemaker Rob Mondavi Jr, this blend showcases a harmonious composition of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot, resulting in a truly exceptional wine.
With a deep garnet hue, this wine entices the senses with its complex aromas. The bouquet reveals luscious currant, plum, and blackberry preserves that seamlessly intertwine with mocha-infused toast, sweet tobacco, and a hint of melted licorice. These scents are underscored by a subtle yet inviting touch of floral essence.
On the palate, the M By Michael Mondavi 2018 is a masterpiece of balance and depth. The initial impression is one of sweet-seeming oak, with notes of vanilla and chocolate. These seamlessly give way to a generous burst of berries and dark plums, which unfold gracefully over the palate. The wine’s full-bodied nature is accompanied by soft, well-integrated tannins, creating a velvety texture that is both opulent and approachable.
This wine’s artful composition is punctuated by a finish that lingers long after the last sip, leaving impressions of blackberries, blackcurrants, and a delicate touch of graphite. The 97 points awarded by James Suckling aptly capture the vibrancy and elegance of this wine, while the 93 points from Wine Spectator acknowledge its reserved yet rich profile. Wine Enthusiast’s 91 points emphasize its gentle allure, making the M By Michael Mondavi 2018 a must-try for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. Best enjoyed from 2023 through 2034, it promises a journey of flavor that remains unforgettable.