Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
92 points Wine Spectator: Firm, intense and spicy, with currant, blueberry, tobacco and cedar notes that are full-bodied, well-structured, balanced and concentrated. The tannins present a chewy aftertaste, yet the flavors flow through. The best of two bottles tasted. -1999 California Cabernet blind retrospective (2009). Drink now through 2016. (2009)
Editorial Reviews for Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon
A youthful nose of jammy red currant fruit, toast, vanilla and milk chocolate greets the nose. Sweetly fruited on entry with lots of oak that adds a touch of bitterness in the mouth and gritty tannins to the finish. There’s nice fruit here, it’s a bit simple and the wine is youthfully clumsy but this shows some potential for future improvement. 86pts
External Reviews for Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon
Dense ruby/purple color and a beautiful nose of graphite intermixed with blueberry, creme de cassis, and acacia flower. The wine is full-bodied, has decent acidity, sweet, well-integrated tannin, and subtle wood.
...Rich yet cool aromas of blackberry, violet, licorice and bitter chocolate. Dense and rich, with sharply delineated flavors of dark berries, chocolate and cedar. Offers compelling vinosity, and the structure for slow development in bottle. Finishes... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1999 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1500ml