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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 135
(84% cabernet sauvignon, 8% merlot, 6% petit verdot and 2% malbec) Good deep, bright ruby-red. Sappy aromas of crushed blackberry, licorice, minerals and spices. Wonderfully sweet but less pliant and open today than the Clos de Betz; more affected by the bottling. With aeration, this showed subtle cabernet notes of cassis, Belgian chocolate and fresh herbs. This dense, thick wine boasts outstanding structure and dimension, and finishes with terrific persistence. Betz used his highest percentage of cabernet sauvignon to date in this wine, and the lowest amount of merlot.
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Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/16/2013
Drink Dates: 2008-2018
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 03/23/2013
Tasted On: 02/12/2010
Garnet in color. Blackberry. Full bodied. Smooth texture. Medium finish.
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