In case you did not know, Screaming Eagle is perhaps the most ”cult” of Cult Wines.
If you go online a bottle will cost you upwards of $1800.
On May 14th, 2008 I had the opportunity to go to a vertical tasting of Screaming Eagle including 2003, 2004 and 2005.
The most amazing things about the vintages was how distinctively different each was.
The 2003 vintage was ready to drink, subtle elegant balanced.
The 2004 vintage was big, with marvelous flavor but not a “fruit bomb” with wonderful silky tannins.
The 2005 vintage was massive, and bold, and dense but not harsh.
All three were special wines.
I was probably the only one in the room who could figure out which one I liked best.
If you can afford to spend upwards of 1800 bucks on a bottle of wine, go for it!
Otherwise there are great bargains at 25 bucks!
Check out my Blog on buying Cabernets!