International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Bright ruby-red. Roasted currant, nutty oak and a hint of menthol on the highly aromatic nose. Lush, suave and sweet; not a huge wine but penetrating and deep, with flavors of currant and dark chocolate. Finishes with sweet tannins and subtle persistence. Approachable already due to its supple texture, but balanced to age.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2001
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The provocative 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Chabot Vineyard is a dense wine with loamy soil scents intermixed with chocolate, licorice, creosote, and copious blackberry and cassis fruit. Full-bodied and chewy, with superb concentration, symmetry, and purity, as well as moderate tannin in the finish, it will be at its finest between 2004-2022.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 70 bottles owned
- 17 collectors