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.
Review by Antonio Galloni
Blankiet’s 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Mythicus Paradise Hills Vineyard is magnificent. Inky, deep, and soaring in its intensity. Mythicus is a blend taken mostly from well-exposed parcels in Blocks 1, 6, 7 and 8, which feature variations on volcanic ash soils that are starkly delineated in the separate components. The Mythicus is one of the most tightly wound wines of 2018, but in the very-best way. It will be absolutely thrilling in another few years’ time once the tannins soften further. Purplish black fruit, gravel, spice, menthol, licorice, and dried herbs linger on the intense finish.
International Wine Report
Review by Joe D’Angelo
The 2018 Mythicvs Cabernet Sauvignon is the flagship wine from Blankiet. It is a selection of the best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Paradise Hills Vineyard, and it is utterly brilliant in this vintage. As this unwinds in the glass, it releases stunning aromatics of ripe blueberries and blackcurrants which are laced with graphite, violets, tobacco, and exotic spices nuances which evolves beautifully. On the palate, this possesses a gorgeous full body, that is impeccably structured, refined, and well-polished, with outstanding overall depth and focus. This continues to impress as it displays remarkable poise and finesse all the way through the seamless finish. The 2018 is already showing plenty appeal in its youth, however this should become even more compelling with some additional bottle age and go on to to have a brilliant future, as it ages gracefully for decades to come.
Review by Tastingbook.com
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Jebb Dunnuck Report (Jan. 2021)
Review by Jeb Dunnuck
Lastly, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Mythicvs (100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Paradise Hills Vineyard in Yountville) can be thought of as the flagship cuvée. As with the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, it is built for the long haul, offering unevolved notes of blackcurrants, cassis, charcoal, graphite, burning embers, violets, and camphor. Reminding me of the 2010 Pontet Canet on release, it is full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful, with building structure, flawless balance, and a great finish. Do not even think about opening a bottle for at least 7 – 8 years.