Although the very dark color on this intense, ripe Cabernet might suggest massive, powerful aromas, the intensity of the Kelly Fleming 2010 Cabernet does not preclude a sense of grace and finesse. Delicate fresh raspberries, warm blueberries, and sweet cola notes hold their own their own against deep, powerful aromas of dark chocolate, smoky candied bacon, and just a hint of savory anise. On the palate, the cooler-than-normal growing season evidences itself in the very fresh fruit acidity and the flavor array of baked dark berry, chocolate and cinnamon. The tannins are tightly woven and present structure and intensity without coarseness, hinting at ageworthiness in the 12-18 year range.
Antonio Galloni-Vinous (AG): 95
Fleming's 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts gorgeous depth and precision from start to finish. Hints of licorice, sweet spices and menthol are layered into an expressive core of dark fruit in this beautiful, complete Cabernet Sauvignon. The aromas and flavors are naturally quite primary, but there is little doubt greater complexity will develop with more time in bottle. A rich, textured finish rounds things out in style. This is a fabulous showing from Kelly Fleming.