Vinous: 95+ points
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos presents a more intensely mineral and savory profile than the Napa Valley, with the opulence of the vintage pushed more into the background. Dried flowers, iron, spice, leather and mint add nuance. Ideally readers should give the 2012 at least a few years in bottle. Although attractive, today the 2012 appears to be going through an awkward phase in which it is less expressive than it was at the outset. With time in the glass, the 2012 starts to open up, but it needs more time in bottle. The 2012 is a big wine, but it is also quite vivid, full of detail and nuanced.