2013 Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 375ML
  • JS 98
  • WA 96
  • DC 96
  • JL 96
  • VN 95
  • WS 94

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Reg: $94.94

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JS 98
jamessuckling.com, January 2016
Fabulous subtle aromas of black currants, violets and lilacs with a hot stone undertone. Full-bodied and dense, it shows such wonderful energy and synergy that delivers a firm yet gentle tannin backbone and complex... Fabulous subtle aromas of black currants, violets and lilacs with a hot stone undertone. Full-bodied and dense, it shows such wonderful energy and synergy that delivers a firm yet gentle tannin backbone and complex mouthfeel that seduces you. Evolves wonderfully. Second wine from this new estate, which is owned by Christian Moueix of Dominus and Bordeaux. Release is March 2017.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2015
The 2013 Ulysses is absolutely mind-boggling, as so many wines from this vintage are. Gorgeous blueberry and blackberry fruit, along with the telltale cassis and floral notes, jump from the glass. Again, this is... The 2013 Ulysses is absolutely mind-boggling, as so many wines from this vintage are. Gorgeous blueberry and blackberry fruit, along with the telltale cassis and floral notes, jump from the glass. Again, this is Pauillac-like, with some cedar wood and subtle barrique smells. Again produced nearly all from Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is full-bodied, powerful, rich and long, with slightly sweeter tannins than the 2012. Production in 2013 was 960 cases, and Moueix told me that the entire growing season averaged about two and half weeks ahead of schedule from bloom break to harvest. This is a prodigious effort and will certainly stand as the great Ulysses of the first trio to be released. I suspect it will be drinkable in 3-4 years and keep for 30 or more, given the Moueix track record.
DC 96
Decanter, July 2018
A dry spring, followed by a warm summer and autumn with no heat spikes, resulted in a stunning wine, with the kind of savoury herb aromas and dark, deep, layered flavours that you find in a classic, elegant red from... A dry spring, followed by a warm summer and autumn with no heat spikes, resulted in a stunning wine, with the kind of savoury herb aromas and dark, deep, layered flavours that you find in a classic, elegant red from St-Julien.
JL 96
TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2016
On the earthy, truffle side of the style range, with a wave of fresh squeezed black cherries on the palate, the wine is medium bodied and finesse in style, combining grace and elegance with freshness, purity and good... On the earthy, truffle side of the style range, with a wave of fresh squeezed black cherries on the palate, the wine is medium bodied and finesse in style, combining grace and elegance with freshness, purity and good weight. While the wine shares the same textural elegance as Dominus, Ulysses does the same density or concentration. But once you’re done with the comparison, which is natural to do, this is a great style of wine that deserves to be tasted. As this wine ages, it cold be deserving of another point or two, as it is in such a fabulous style!
VN 95
Vinous, February 2016
95+ Gravel, smoke, graphite, savory herbs, tobacco and iron are some of the signatures in the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. A typical wine from the eastern sector of Oakville on the border with Yountville, the 2013 is loaded... 95+ Gravel, smoke, graphite, savory herbs, tobacco and iron are some of the signatures in the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. A typical wine from the eastern sector of Oakville on the border with Yountville, the 2013 is loaded with feral, savory notes, while the expression of blue/blackish fruit lies a bit more in the background. In 2013, the main signature is an expression of structure that is both vertical but also incredibly insistent through to the finish. In other words, this is a super-classic 2013 built for the cellar. -- Antonio Galloni
WS 94
Wine Spectator, January 2019
This shows the intense extraction of the vintage without becoming overextracted, as the dark plum, boysenberry reduction and fig paste flavors are encased in an ample, yet polished and refined, structure. The long finish... This shows the intense extraction of the vintage without becoming overextracted, as the dark plum, boysenberry reduction and fig paste flavors are encased in an ample, yet polished and refined, structure. The long finish shows terrific cut, keeping the fruit in reserve while loam and smoldering charcoal accents strut. Everything is in place. Best from 2024 through 2038. — JM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork