2008 Larkmead - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 750ml

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WA 95   IWC 92(+?)   Collector 94
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 60% new French oak) reveals a Medoc-like nose of cedarwood, damp earth, black currants and hints of bay leaf and unsmoked cigar tobacco. Opulence, purity and density combined with a thick, full-bodied mouthfeel and a superb finish all suggest a wine that can be drunk now or cellared for two decades.

Author: Robert Parker


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(+?)

(includes 6% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot): Good deep ruby-red. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, crushed stone and menthol. Sweet and lively on the palate, with lovely clarity and vinosity. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and excellent length. This will gain in complexity with another five years of cellaring. "Embrace the menthol," notes winemaker Andy Smith. "It's a character of the vineyard."

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: flwine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/07/2014
Drink Dates: 2010-2029

Rating: 95
Author: Dbluband
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 09/09/2012

Rating: 94
Author: rdalehite
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 07/31/2013
delicious. black fruit, tobacco, graphite. Soft tannins, moderate acidity, long lasting finish

Rating: 94
Author: noelivan
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/07/2011

Rating: 93
Author: Bobh
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 10/20/2012
Drink Dates: 2014-2018
Ruby in color. Low rim variation. Slow legs. on the nose Black currant (cassis), and Mineral. taste Vanilla, Tobacco, Black currant (cassis). Full bodied. Silky texture. Medium finish.

Average rating: 94, based on 7 reviews
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342 bottles owned by 60 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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