Ratings & Tasting notes:
Robert Parker 99 pts:
The 1994 Maya is prodigious. The color is saturated opaque purple. The wine offers up restrained but gorgeously sweet earth, oak, mineral, and black fruit aromas. Full-bodied, with substantial quantities of glycerin and extract, this wine’s large-scaled tannin seems to be well-submerged beneath the wine’s fabulous layers of fruit. Although more accessible than I would have thought prior to bottling, it is a candidate for 20-30 years of evolution. I don’t think I need to reinforce the fact that these offerings are extremely difficult to find, but isn’t that the way it always is with such extraordinary wines?
95 points Wine Spectator… ‘This is a beautifully crafted wine that will require, and reward, patience. It’s tight and intense, with a big, ripe, rich core of spicy currant, plum and berry flavors, finishing with a complex earth and mineral nuance. Turns ruggedly tannic on the finish, so hands off. 55 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 45 percent Cabernet Franc. (Oct-97)’
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.
Fill Level: Mid-neck, perfect