- 94/100 [2017年份] by Edward Ragg, MW from Robert Parker Wine Advocate
With its very deep purple appearance, the 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has lifted cassis, black cherry and bramble fruit complemented by distinct new oak notes of vanilla, clove, toast and smoke that integrate well with the bright, ripe fruit. Full-bodied, with especially ripe coating and chewy tannins, marked acidity and well-integrated high alcohol, there is a lovely, fleshy core of fruit in evidence here. Although young, this is harmonious enough and with overt enough fruit to be approached already. But the 2017 Reserve Cabernet has the overall long length, harmony and finesse of a wine that will age very well—through at least 2027. A very impressive Huailai Cabernet.