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Kenwood "Merlot" Sonoma County 1997

Member Review by ktam12:

Incredibly smooth and balanced. Decanted for about an hour, which revealed a nice bouquet of aromas of cherries, black currants, berries, oak and earth. Very fruit forward on the palate, exploding with layers of fruits and balanced with nice tannic backbone. Excellent finish with flavors of dark cherries, plum and oak.

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Louis Latour:
The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Domaine of 125 acres. Maison Louis Latour currently has the largest Grand Cru property in all of the Cote d’Or with a total of 71.58 acres. The vineyards extend from Chambertin in the north to Chevalier-Montrachet in the south and are solely planted with the two noble grape varieties: Pinot Noir... Read more
The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Domaine of 125 acres. Maison Louis Latour currently has the largest Grand Cru property in all of the Cote d’Or with a total of 71.58 acres. The vineyards extend from Chambertin in the north to Chevalier-Montrachet in the south and are solely planted with the two noble grape varieties: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All of the grapes from the vineyards we own are vinified and aged in the attractive cuverie of Château Corton Grancey in Aloxe-Corton. The winery was the first purpose-built cuverie in France and remains the oldest still-functioning. A unique rail-way system with elevators allows the entire wine-making process to be achieved by the use of gravity. This eliminates the threat of oxidation from unnecessary pumping of the must. Since 1985, Louis Latour has been selling the wines from its own vineyards under the name Domaine Louis Latour. The Latour family founded the ‘Maison de négoce’, an important shipping company, in 1797, and it is still based at 18 Rue des Tonneliers in Beaune to this day. The company is unique in Burgundy in that it is still family-owned and family-run, having been passed down from father to son for over ten generations. To celebrate our Bicentenary in 1797, we published a commemorative book and were admitted into the exclusive club of the Hénokiens. This club only accepts companies that are leaders in their respective fields, remain family owned, have a history of 200 years’ experience and still bear the name of their founder. There are only approximately 30 of these companies in the world. Maison Louis Latour ships its wines to over 60 countries worldwide. These world-class Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs can be found on the most famous dining tables around the globe. Read less
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Member Reviews for Kenwood "Merlot" Sonoma County

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Snooth User: ktam12
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4.50 5
01/16/2009

Incredibly smooth and balanced. Decanted for about an hour, which revealed a nice bouquet of aromas of cherries, black currants, berries, oak and earth. Very fruit forward on the palate, exploding with layers of fruits and balanced with nice tannic backbone. Excellent finish with flavors of dark cherries, plum and oak.


Snooth User: djt
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5.00 5
08/29/2008

Five glasses


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

Firmly structured and sufficiently tannic to endure 10 years cellaring. This is a rich, complex, chunky young wine, with glimpses of currant and cherry, turning firm and tight on the finish. Best from 2003 through 2010. 5,275 cases made. (JL) Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist's Series 3000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/25/2010

From one of the largest and most highly touted vintages in a great decade, this is large and fairly fat. The cassis, fruitcake and menthol nose and sweet blackberry and chocolate palate aim to please...and do just that. It feels a bit low in acidity, ... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist's Series 3000ml



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