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1996 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale

  • 90 WA
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 43111-1996-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Full red-ruby. Superripe, slightly roasted aromas of currant, plum, grilled nuts, hot stones and minerals. Rich on entry, then a bit tougher in the middle than the basic '97 cabernet, with slightly edgy acids and toothcoating tannins. Ripeness seems a bit less uniform than that of the '97. The selection for this special bottling, according to Arrowood, was for structure.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2000
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale is outstanding,. Aged completely in French oak, this dense, chocolatey, black currant-scented wine possesses abundant spice, richness, power, and intensity. Still youthful, but muscular and impressively-endowed, this full-bodied Cabernet requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and should keep for two decades or more.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: RickF

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 82 bottles owned
  • 33 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 33 collectors)