2016 Blankiet Estate Mythicus, Paradise Hills Vineyard

A 100% Cabernet Sauvignon selection from the best lots. The darkest of all our wines. Extraordinarily deep with powerful yet refined tannins. A wine for extended cellaring.

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Review

  • Jebb Dunnuck Report (Jan. 2019)

    Review by Jebb Dunnuck

    Rating: (100)

    VIEW

    Pure perfection, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mythicvs is all Cabernet Sauvignon from the Paradise Hills Vineyard in Yountville that spent 18 months in 100% new French oak. This monumental effort offers up incredible notes of blueberries, violets, ground herbs, graphite, and spice, and it changes and evolves beautifully with time in the glass. Deep, full-bodied, refined, and seamless, it cuts a focused path across the palate and carries incredible amounts of fruit and richness while staying seamless, elegant, and finesse-driven. It’s already impossible to resist, but it will benefit from short-term cellaring and cruise for 2-3 decades. Hats off to winemaker Graeme MacDonald.

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  • Vinous (Jan. 2018)

    Review by Antonio Galloni

    Rating: (97-100)

    VIEW

    Blankiet’s 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mythicus is fabulous. Deep and unctuous in the glass, with exceptional harmony, the 2016 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Today, the 2016 is remarkably primary, with little in the way of aromatic development. Even so, its persistence and overall balance are those of a truly world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. Don’t miss it.

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  • Vinous (Dec. 2018)

    Review by Antonio Galloni

    Rating: (100)

    VIEW

    The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mythicus Paradise Hills Vineyard is a total stunner and one of the great wines of the vintage. Time in barrel has done wonders to marry all the elements. Gracious and soft-spoken, with superb textural finesse, the 2016 captures all the best qualities of this site. Readers should expect a mid-weight, polished Cabernet that is more about persistence than impact. Time in the glass brings out hints of cedar, tobacco and scorched earth and yet the 2016 remains powerful, virile and in need of cellaring. The track record for the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Mythicus is short, but even in the first few vintages I have seen this wine shut down pretty hard after bottling. Readers should be in no rush to open bottles.

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