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Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 168
(includes 6% merlot and 2% petit verdot): Bright ruby-red. Aroma of cassis, mocha and Cuban cigar tobacco. Sweet and pliant in the mouth, with currant and black cherry fruit flavors complicated by tobacco, herbs and spicy oak. Quite suave in the middle. Finishes with firm but sweet tannins and excellent length. A very successful vintage for this bottling.
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Author: Antonio Galloni
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is beautiful. Scents of pain grille, mocha, black currants, spices and plums emerge from this deep, resonant wine. The 2010 possesses stunning textural depth and richness, not to mention phenomenal overall balance. Readers who want to get a sense of the 2010 vintage without spending a huge amount of money may want to start here. This is a dazzling wine, especially within its price range. The 2010 is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025.
Author: James Laube
Offers a mix of subtly jazzy creamy oak and firm red and dark berry fruit. Young and vibrant, this features slightly astringent tannins, ending on a drying note.
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 03/06/2013
Haven't tasted to 2010 yet.
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