Saturday, January 22, 2011

Orlando St. Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon

The St. Hugo is a bit of an unsung hero these days. You certainly would not call a wine St. Hugo today, but my experience yesterday was very satisfying. I had the 2001 Orlando St. Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon.

The wine displays the hallmarks of Cabernet and of the Terra Rossa. It has an excellent tannin structure, and a blackcurrant fruit core which carries easily across the mid palate and delivers good balance on the finish. The wine may not be elegant enough to excel on its own, but is a great accompaniment to any serious meat dish.

With St. Hugo you know what you get, and the 2001 is drinking at its peak now. I really enjoyed it.

Score: 92/++

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gonna rip into a bottle of this tomorrow night at my girlfriends bday dinner. It has been hiding away in the old vintec and by the sounds of it, the time has come. Cheers.