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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 144
($45) Medium ruby-red. Currant, tobacco and menthol on the nose: classic Oakville cabernet. Then broad, lush and sweet, with very ripe flavors of plum, currant, chocolate and tobacco nicely lifted by minerality. Finishes broad, with huge but ripe tannins and noteworthy length. I find this fresher and less extreme than the Stag's Leap bottling.
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Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/25/2013
Tasted On: 01/09/2013
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 11/25/2011
Deep, concentrated and bold. Lingering caramel, leather and toasted oak. Subdued tannins showed much better than two years ago. Needed a little time. Very well balanced.
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 10/17/2010
Drink Dates: 2011-2016
Spicy nose with notes of cooked fruit (plum and cherry). Coats the mouth and has a long finish with strong hints of tobacco and cedar. Definitely decant this one. Could benefit from some more time in the bottle, too (it's a little thin now).
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Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 10/16/2010
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