"The score is based on the wine, with no consideration of the price; this is a serious Cabernet: structured, sophisticated and satisfying as the black tobacco in a Sobrane. The depth is there in the color, violet-purple at the edge, black cherry at the core. The depth of black cherry extends to the aroma and the finish, all dense fruit on a supple, generous texture. A pleasure with a steak, and a steal at the price."
-Wines & Spirits 92 points
The Fugitive Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 is a deep red colour with vibrant purple hues and a rich, lifted nose of blackcurrants, integrated French oak and touches of mint and eucalyptus. It carries the classical fine structure of Cabernet Sauvignon, red and black berry fruit on the palate, with integrated toasted, vanilla oak. Eighteen months maturation in new French oak barriques and hogsheads and a mixture of one- and two-year-old French and American barrels results in a sophisticated and integrated wine.