Feb 2014. Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 The Maitre D' Cabernet Sauvignon presents aromas of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry preserves and cloves with hints of baking spices and vanilla. Very big and very full, the palate is a little compacted though offers great richness framed by low to medium level chewy tannins and a long finish. Drink it now to 2018+.