The 2019 Beckstoffer Dr. Crane 'Elysian' is an utterly fascinating Cabernet Sauvignon from Myriad Cellars. It immediately begins to impress with its wonderful aromas of dark plums, dark cherries and hints of blue fruits which are laced with nuances of sweet spices, fresh florals, crushed gravel, tobacco and shades of earthy tones which all come together beautifully in the glass. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous full body, with a beautifully structured frame supported by round, polished tannins that are nicely integrated. It goes on to display excellent depth and concentration with outstanding overall balance all the way through the long, graceful finish. While this is already absolutely fantastic it also has the potential to thrive in the cellar and become even more impressive over the course of the next decade and beyond. A simply brilliant Cabernet from Mike Smith that delivers on every level.
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