Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 - 3 750ml
Winemaker Notes: Stunning notes of black cherry and currants create a sense of both warmth and freshness. Secondary flavors of pomegranate, pine, earth, and sandalwood complement a backbone of vibrant acidity. The refined tannins are structured yet velvety, showcasing the power, elegance, and finesse of this classic wine. Blend: 89.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot. Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 98 Points The gorgeous 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is already drinking beautifully, with incredible waves of black cherry and cassis fruit that have completely absorbed the roughly two-thirds new oak. On this occasion, the wine came across as rather forward and supple, with lush tannins framing ample fruit on the medium to full-bodied palate. Impeccably balanced, with tremendous length on the cool, refreshing finish, it manages to showcase the warmth and generous nature of the site and vintage without going over the top. Best After 2022
Jeb Dunnuck 97 Points The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is another incredible wine from this reference point estate in the Valley. Based on 89.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.5 % Cabernet Franc, and the balance Petit Verdot that was raised in 65% new French oak, it has that classic Spottswoode refinement and elegance as well as medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of cassis, tobacco, sandalwood, and flowers. I don’t think this hits the heights of 2013 or 2016, but it shines for its flawless balance, remarkable purity, and great finish. It’s going to have 30 years of prime drinking.
James Suckling 96 Points Ripe blackberries, blackcurrants, cocoa powder, dried thyme, and walnut husk on the nose. It’s full-bodied, chewy, and compact, with firm tannins and a broad, muscular palate. Structured, polished, and well-balanced. From biodynamically grown grapes. Try after 2024.
Vinous 96 Points A bright, effusive wine, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is all finesse. Bright aromatics, vibrant red berry fruit, and mid-weight structure give 2019 its charming, sensual personality. I am surprised to see how to open 2019 is at this stage. I imagine it might close down a bit post-bottling, but 2019 has the superb balance to go with a real feeling of openness, at least today. Red/purplish berry fruit, rose petals, lavender, and sweet spice shape the inviting finish.
Wine Spectator 95 Points Not shy, this throws a pretty lush and gorgeous wave of warmed cassis and mulberry puree at you, carried by very polished tannins as violet, red licorice, and sweet tobacco hints fill in behind. It shows good energy through the finish, too, with a subtle mineral hint to keep everything honest.
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- 98 Points, 97 Points, 96 Points, 95 Points
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