The M Etain 2019 Scarecrow is a captivating Cabernet blend that exudes freshness and brightness. The nose reveals a vibrant bouquet of red fruits, ranging from cranberry and plum to raspberry jam and cherry cordial. There is even a delightful hint of pomegranate that adds a touch of intrigue. Subtle notes of clove, vanilla, pipe tobacco, and mahogany further enhance the aromatic complexity. On the palate, this wine makes a grand entrance with its full and expansive presence. The tannins, while already approachable, hold promise for further refinement with aging. The palate delights in the harmonious interplay between the red fruit flavors and the underlying spice and wood accents. The M Etain 2019 Scarecrow leaves a lasting impression with its velvety texture and a finish that lingers with finesse. In terms of color, it displays a rich and alluring hue that reflects its depth and character. This wine is a testament to the artistry of winemaking and promises both immediate pleasure and the potential for graceful evolution over time.
Robert Parker - 95 Points
"The 2019 M. Étain is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it sashays out of the glass with notes of violets, fallen leaves and incense over a warm cassis and plum preserves core, plus a waft of cardamom. Full-bodied, the ripe, opulent black fruit preserve flavors are beautifully framed by firm, grainy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long and seductively spicy. 2,600 cases were made."
Antonio Galloni - 95 Points
"The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon M. Étain is absolutely gorgeous. Intense in its aromatics, the 2019 is laced with spice, blood orange and floral accents. Broad and resonant, the 2019 is definitely voluptuous, but also less heavy than some previous editions. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this gem. While M. Étain is a sibling to Scarecrow, it is very clearly more pedigreed than many estates' top wines and increasingly of note on its own."