|94 RP (not re-rated since 1997)
|New French Oak
|94 RP - The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon is performing even better this year than it was last. I still believe the 1995 has a slight edge but that may be more noticeable 8-10 years from now than at present. The opaque purple-colored 1994's forward gorgeously-scented nose offers up a smorgasbord of black fruits along with a subtle dosage of toasty oak and minerals. Full-bodied with a seamless lush texture this is a profoundly generous wine with everything going for it. The finish lasts for 35 seconds. As gorgeous as it is this wine can be drunk young or cellared for 20-25 years. What makes Screaming Eagle such an extraordinary wine is its remarkably sweet lavishly rich opulently-textured super-extracted black currant and black cherry fruitiness. Moreover they are admirably pure layered velvety and accessible. As delicious as these wines are young they should age for 20 or more years because of their extraordinary equilibrium.