2000 Spottswoode - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 1.5L

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2000 Spottswoode - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

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International Wine Cellar | 90

($80) Full ruby-red. Big, rich, perfumed aromas of blueberry, boysenberry, violet, menthol, coffee and loam. Rich and mellow but vinous, with fruit-driven flavors of currant, blueberry and boysenberry. Nicely full in the middle but slightly lean on the back end, with a bit of acidity showing. "In 2000 we benefitted by being on the valley floor, with lighter soils," noted winemaker Rosemary Cakebread.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Jancis Robinson | 17.5

Savoury, meat extract complete and well integrated. Qute intense and voluptuous. Very seductive yet savoury and interesting. Racy, velvety and lovely and harmonious. Opulent. Quite sweet on the finish. A bit leaner than F. (LM)

Drink Dates: 2006-2016
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Wine Advocate | 91

One of the most successful wines for the vintage, Spottswoode's 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is more forward and lighter than either of its two younger siblings. However, it is impeccably balanced and seamless, revealing the estate's classic blueberry, black currant, mineral, and floral characteristics in its moderately intense aromatics. Pure, rich, and well-proportioned, this is a top-flight success in an irregular vintage. Enjoy it over the next 10-12 years.

Drink Dates: 2003-2015
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 150

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Wine Spectator | 88

A curious mix of rich, racy, rustic wild berry, currant and earthy-leathery flavors that turn progressively drier and more earthy. Drink now through 2012. 5,674 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2003-2012
Author: James Laube

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Score: 91
Author: Juan K
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 10/10/2012
Score: 92
Author: sbind
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/26/2009
Score: 89
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/13/2009
Drink Dates: 2003-2012
Nose of cedar and dark purple color suggest a bigger wine than the medium bodied blackberry fruit and casis on the palate. Very smooth and soft tannins. Notes are from wine poured from Magnum.

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