Screaming Eagle 1995
Screaming Eagle is arguably California’s greatest wine – and certainly its most expensive. Due to high quality and low production – it’s incredibly rare and desirable. In fact, cases such as this wonderful 1995 vintage are desperately hard to find – so if you’ve always wanted to find out what all the fuss is about, this is the time to snap this excellent offer up.
The estate, known by its full name of Screaming Eagle Winery and Vineyards, is a fine wine estate in the Napa Valley region of California, which was opened in 1986. After its opening by founder Jean Phillips, it didn’t take long at all for the estate to start making waves in the world of fine wine investments.
The first vintage (1992) was released in 1995, consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Immediately upon release, the vintage was awarded a 99-point Parker score, coming with a price-tag that was similarly eye-watering. Since then, they’ve kept up the trend, producing a very small amount of high quality wine each year. Screaming Eagle produce is regularly in high demand
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Unlike the produce of many estates, Screaming Eagle’s price tends to remain remarkably consistent across the different vintages, with the only notable outlier being the original 1992 vintage. The average price of the 1995 vintage is not quite at the heights of the premier 1992 offering, but still among the top five Screaming Eagle vintages. With dwindling supply and steady and even increasing demand over time – we think this one’s a good hedge.
Robert Parker’s fine wine investments review
“The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon is as close to a perfect wine as I could hope to taste. This opaque purple-coloured wine exhibits a sensational purity of blackcurrant fruit, intermixed with a notion of raspberries, violets, and well-disguised sweet vanillin.
“Full-bodied, with remarkable intensity, exquisite symmetry, and a mid-palate and finish to die for, this is a compelling, astonishingly seductive Cabernet Sauvignon that can be drunk now, or cellared for 20-25 years. I may have done this wine a disservice by not giving it the big 3-digit score.” – Robert Parker.
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Published January 2016.