More Vintages and Sizes of Altamura - Cabernet Sauvignon:
Author: Robert Parker
The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, well-balanced red boasting a dense ruby/purple color as well as aromas of roasted herbs, creosote, licorice, black currants, cedar, and loamy soil. Dense and full-bodied with superb richness and power, and sweet tannins, it should drink well for two decades.
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Author: James Laube
A ripe, juicy mix of black cherry, wild berry, plum and currant, this firms up midpalate and holds its focus, revealing greater depth and complexity and ending with a nice tight, tannic backbone.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 04/26/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2013
Elegant wine, but fading. Drink it now. It won't hold up to a heavy steak, but will be great with a lighter meal.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/16/2012
Drink Dates: 2009-2015
Site Blog: The Wine Forum
A little out of sorts if you ask me. The color is starting to turn, a tinge of brown, but still mostly red.
The nose is a nice California Napa nose of cherry and cassis fruit, with some hints of tobacco and lead pencil.
The palate is a bit chunky, the attack is great, full bodied with persistent fruit. But the mid palate is a bit hot and prickly, disrupting the consistency. The finish rounds out nice, with fine tannins and good fruit. Will this settle back in, not likely...I think the mid-palate is fading fast so drink up.
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/22/2011
Drink Dates: 2010-2018
Trust Rating: 67
Tasted On: 01/01/2011
Drink Dates: 2010
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Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 05/30/2010
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