2005 Spottswoode - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 750ml

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2005 Spottswoode - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
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Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 93

($130) Good full ruby-red. Expressive nose offers cassis, minerals, violet and brown spices. Suave on entry, then supple, sweet and seamless in the middle, without any impression of weight. This boasts lovely inner-mouth energy and lift. The sweet tannins arrive late, allowing the dark fruit and floral flavors to expand in the mouth. A highly successful vintage for this wine.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 96

The prodigious 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate may be Spottswoode's strongest effort since their superb 2002 and 2001. A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a classic bouquet of violets, graphite, blueberries, and creme de cassis with hints of licorice and cedar. Stunningly pure and elegant as well as substantial and authoritatively flavored, this is a long, rich, concentrated wine with the grace of a ballerina.

Drink Dates: 2007-2032
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Wine Spectator | 93

Tight and well-structured, with a firm, compact, dense mix of spicy currant, black cherry, plum and wild berry fruit that's pure and focused, revealing more subtle flavor nuances as this unfolds, along with depth and complexity.

Drink Dates: 2010-2017
Author: James Laube
Issue: Web

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Score: 92
Author: Southbound Union
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 12/28/2012
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Score: 93
Author: ckmiller
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 05/03/2012
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Author: David Jones
Tasted On: 12/01/2009
Drink Dates: 2012-2025
2005: Still so remarkably primary, with a bit of sweetness floating in there amid lots of dusty black fruit. Spice cookie and energetic mineral on the palate. Might be pushing the ripeness a touch, but the tannins are so refined and integrated that it has both near- and long-term appeal. Drink: 2012-2025.
Score: 93
Author: gd10102
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 09/30/2009
Score: 95
Author: vverse23
Tasted On: 03/30/2009
Rich, took a while to open up but worth the wait. Balanced, stately.

About This Producer


Spottswoode is a family-owned historic vineyard and winery renowned for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Established in 1882 by George Schonewald, the estate is distinguished by the historic Victorian home depicted on the Spottswoode label. Spottswoode was christened by Mrs. Albert Spotts, who owned the property from 1910 until its purchase in 1972 by Mary Weber Novak and her late husband, Dr. Jack Novak. The first Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon was produced in 1982, exactly one hundred years after the estate's founding.

The Novak family is committed to producing wines that faithfully reflect their grape origins. Each Spottswoode wine is known for its refined elegance, balance, and classic structure. Dedicated stewards of their property, the Novaks have farmed organically since 1985 and have pioneered the restoration of their local watershed.

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