Ulysses Vineyard 2015
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Ulysses Vineyard 2015, skillfully crafted by Winemaker Christian Moueix, is an exceptional wine that offers a captivating experience. This vintage, primarily composed of Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, reflects the unique terroir of the Ulysses Vineyard in Oakville.
In the glass, the wine exhibits a deep, alluring garnet color that hints at the richness within. On the nose, it entices with an array of aromatic complexities, including lavender, sage, and hints of blond tobacco. These fragrances intertwine seamlessly with the enticing notes of blue plum, providing an opulent olfactory experience.
Upon tasting, Ulysses 2015 delivers a harmonious blend of flavors that envelop the palate. Lavender and sage gracefully merge with layers of blond tobacco and the succulent essence of blue plum. This wine showcases tremendous opulence and potential. It boasts a lush, full-bodied character that is underpinned by a vibrant acidity, resulting in a wine of great structure and elegance.
The 2015 vintage was marked by a wet winter and a dry spring, followed by consistently warm temperatures during the growing season, with a notable heatwave in August. Despite the challenges, this wine embodies the best of the vintage, with its earthy sage, clove, cedar, and tobacco notes, reminiscent of Old World wines.
Ulysses Vineyard 2015 has garnered critical acclaim from top wine experts, receiving high scores and praise for its exceptional qualities. With 93 points from Wine Spectator, this wine impresses with its vibrant acidity and iron-laced tannins, showcasing a long life ahead. Wine Advocate awards it 95 points, highlighting its smooth, rich, and supple character, with a finish that adds touches of dark chocolate, mocha, and licorice. James Suckling gives it a remarkable 97 points, noting its aromas of dark fruit, black olives, and spices, with a beautifully balanced palate. Vinous rates it at 96 points, celebrating its power, purity of fruit, and striking structure. The Wine Independent commends its expressive crème de cassis nose and elegant depth, suggesting it will cellar gracefully for over two decades. Jancis Robinson’s 17.5/20 points praise its earthy, ripe, and terroir-driven qualities, comparing it to a good Pomerol. These accolades affirm Ulysses 2015 as a wine of exceptional quality and great promise.
Ulysses Vineyard 2015 is a wine that demands patience, with its youthful tightness promising a long life ahead. It is a testament to the dedication and meticulous work of the winemaking team, and its complexity and structure make it a wine worthy of aging. Whether enjoyed now or in the future, this wine offers a captivating journey through its layers of flavor and aromatic nuances.