Murky dark prune plum color. Woody (cedar) and earthy nose. Terrific introduction to the tongue/palate. Some black fruit flavor—cherry, currant—on the tip of the tongue. More rustic flavors mid- to back palate—again, hint of cedar, also leather. Any unresolved tannins are balanced by pleasant acid which makes this a very smooth easy drinker. Very long finish.
External Reviews for Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon
The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series reveals rugged tannin in addition to medium to full body, an earthy rusticity, and dark fruits intermixed with foresty/underbrush notes... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1996 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist's Series 750ml
Weighty and supple, this continues the strong mid-90s run with its dark fruit, toast and herb nose. There's a touch of sweet sur-maturité (overripeness) here, but there's tangy acidity, too, to keep it together. It's deep and sweet, with blackberry, ... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1996 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist's Series 750ml