Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Bordeaux.
Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.
On the nose, black currants, plums, cherries, chocolates, wood, earth, vegetables, graphite, spices, bitter herbs, wet leaves, river rocks, peppercorn, tobacco, dark coffee and light bell pepper.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, light vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, wet leaves and earth.
Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a delicious Cabernet blend from Bordeaux. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and great complexity.
This great vintage is already enjoyable, although it could use some additional time to mature properly, 5 to 10 years.
This Second Growth is good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (4 hours).
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with smoked meats. Delicious and yummy.
A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot.
14% alcohol by volume.
$75. — 14 days ago
The 2001 Château Mouton Rothschild is wonderful showing from a challenging vintage in the left bank. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, this begins with aromatics of dark fruits, leather, damp earth and wet gravel all developing in the glass. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous silky texture, with outstanding balance and notable concentration considering the cooler conditions that occurred late in the growing season. While the 2001 is certinaly enticing at this stage, it happens to be lacking some of the characteristics readers might expect from a classic vintage of Mouton. Nonetheless, this is still an excellent wine, which drinking beautifully right now and should go on to provide another decade of enjoyment. Drink 2019-2033- 93 — 3 days ago
Decided to pop this baby, while the 09, and 10's age more. Decanted for 30 minutes. Drinking very well right now. Black fruit and earthy aromas. BlackBerry, plum, smoke, leather and earthy flavors. Very good right now and will improve a couple points over the next 3 to 5 years. — 5 days ago
So smooth and yummy! Love this medium-bodied wine. :) — 2 days ago
Wow. Nice coffee, chocolate and black currant nose. Some oak here too. Powerful and balanced. The palate is powerful and balanced too. Strong acid backbone, currant, nice silky touch around a very wide palate, chocolate and coffee all around too. Strong muscular tannins before a finish with black currant, meaty, salty juice and chocolate. Wow what a wine — 14 days ago
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