2016 Screaming Eagle The FlightBlend from United States
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- 99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This is the best Flight I have ever had with so much merlot character coming through with black olives, hazelnuts, brown sugar and blackberries, as well as violets. Full-bodied yet linear and very long. Extremely refined and fresh. Needs a few years to come completely together, but already so refined."
98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2016 The Flight is gorgeous. Dark, brooding and closed in on itself, the 2016 is going to need a number of years to be at its very best, but it is incredibly beguiling today. Plum, black cherry, lavender, blood orange menthol, and a host of more mineral-driven notes punctuate this super-expressive wine. This is a decidedly tannic and powerful edition of The Flight. I can't wait to see how it ages. Bottled just six weeks before this tasting, the 2016 appears to have a very bright future. Time in the glass brings out some of the softer edges that will almost surely emerge with cellaring. The Flight is built on a core of older Merlot vines from the southeast corner of the estate. It is an absolutely riveting wine from Screaming Eagle."
99 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
98 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Taste||tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger and vanilla|
|Nose||tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|