Faust The Pact 2016
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon The Pact is made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 19 months in 50% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it reveals bold red and black currants scents with touches of crushed rocks, new leather, fried herbs, rose hip tea and wood smoke plus a hint of incense. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers and rock-solid structure of firm, ripe, grainy tannins framing the muscular fruit, finishing very long and mineral laced.
Alluring, with sage and menthol notes inlaid seamlessly into a core of polished fig, blackberry and açaí berry reduction flavors. A smoldering tobacco hint emerges through the finish, adding cut and energy while leaving an old-school impression. Best from 2021 through 2030.