97 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Patriarch needs a little coaxing to reveal slowly unfurling scents of blackcurrant pastilles, Morello cherries, blueberry compote and raspberry leaves with suggestions of fertile loam, cast-iron pan, violets and chocolate box plus a touch of garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is taut and muscular, quivering with latent energy at this youthful stage, framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long with a whole array of mineral, black fruit and floral fireworks. It will require a good 5 more years in bottle and should cellar for a further 30 years+.
Stored on its side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.