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Daou Vineyards Soul of a Lion 2018

14.5% abv

Vol- 75cl

‘The 2018 Soul Of A Lion is an incredible Cabernet Sauvignon, made exclusively from free-run juice, blended with 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot and aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque ruby-purple in color, the nose opens slowly, segueing from graphite and tobacco leaves, to violets and blue fruit preserves, to cinnamon, potpourri and dark spices. The palate is seamless and cashmere-like, with expansive, pure, mineral-laced fruits enlivened by a burst of freshness that highlights the perfectly ripe fruit character this vintage. The finish is very long, offering violet perfume and iron tones that linger in the mouth. This is a gorgeous wine that combines unique personality with expert craftsmanship. It drinks well now but has all it needs for a long life in the cellar. ‘
97 Points, Wine Advocate

Not long after Georges and Daniel Daou arrived in Paso Robles, their father Joseph visited DAOU Mountain. Here, he listened to his sons’ winemaking aspirations and gave them his blessing, and it was all they needed to rush headlong into their dream. Georges and Daniel alighted on the idea of creating a wine like no other. It would be called Soul of a Lion, in honor of their father’s signature strength and courage, which Georges and Daniel likened to that of a lion. This wine would be the crown jewel of DAOU—a Cabernet Sauvignon of world-class, first-growth proportions.

£151.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 2 remaining

Brothers George & Daniel Daou discovered the land that was to become Daou Mountain 10 years ago, the result of their search to find an unrivalled terroir for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon. What was then Hoffman Mountain Ranch vineyard and winery was the first gravity-flow winery in America and first commercial-scale winery in Paso Robles.
Known affectionately as “Maestro” and “the dean of Americans winemakers,” then enoligist Andre Tchelistcheff mentored a long list of legendary California winemakers.He revolutionized Napa Valley wine making by concentrating on high-quality California Cabernet Sauvignon aged in small French oak barrels.

George & Daniel bring the same drive, passion, exactitude & intensity that led these one-time refugees from the Lebanon to forge success in the business world to the cultivation of this land. The estate stands alone at 2,200 feet and is a true contender for ‘first growth’ stature with its soils, aspect and climate. This is partnered with the skill of the brothers in their pursuit of excellence in the vineyard and cellar.

Reference #:
16739
Strength
14.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
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