Cabernet Sauvignon

Spottswoode Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

seidig & aromatisch
voluminös & kräftig
Cabernet Sauvignon 89%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Petit Verdot 4%
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2022–2055
Verpackt in: 6er
Lobenberg: 98/100
Parker: 97+/100
International Wine Report: 97/100
Suckling: 96/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 96/100
Galloni: 96/100
USA, Californien, St. Helena
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Parker über: Cabernet Sauvignon

-- Parker: Made of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple in color and prances out of the glass with vivacious blackberries, crushed black cherries, warm black currants and red currant jelly scents plus exotic hints of cassia, cardamom, fenugreek and star anise with a waft of underbrush. Medium-bodied, the palate has fantastic energy and beautiful poise, with bags of bright, crunchy black and red fruit plus a firm, fine-grained texture, finishing long and spicy. 97+/100


International Wine Report über: Cabernet Sauvignon

-- International Wine Report: The 2017 Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is absolutely fantastic, and one of the highlights of the entire vintage. 2017 presented its challenges, with hail, hot summer temperatures and wildfire, but Spottswoode was able to complete harvest before the fires began and they had no impact on the wines. The wine itself is composed of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Merlot which spent 20 months in French oak (60% new). The result is a seductive wine that displays a wonderful combination of elegance and power. Aromas of ripe blackberries and currants are woven together with fresh florals, spices, cocoa powder, pipe tobacco, graphite and hints of dried which sage all take shape beautifully. On the palate this is just as impressive, offering a gorgeous medium to full body, with a velvety texture that is concentrated and focused. Structured, balanced and complex this is a stunning wine that has the potential to evolve gracefully for decades, however it will require a bit more patience before it hits its stride. 97/100


Suckling über: Cabernet Sauvignon

-- Suckling: A soft, velvety red with dark-berry, blackcurrant and plum aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, creamy and delicious. Pretty tension of fruit and tannins. Very refined. 89% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot. Drink or hold. 96/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Cabernet Sauvignon

-- Jeb Dunnuck: Looking at the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, which was bottled two months prior to my tasting, it too has a Château Margaux-like complexity and elegance, with beautiful notes of crème de cassis, sandalwood, dried flowers, tobacco leaf, and lead pencil. Harvested all pre-fire, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, silky tannins, and remarkable purity, all making for a quintessential Spottswoode that’s going to benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and keep for 20+ years. 96/100


Galloni über: Cabernet Sauvignon

-- Galloni: Spottswoode's 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon has been simply tremendous on both occasions I have tasted it so far. Sweet red cherry, red plum, flowers and mint give the 2017 striking freshness to complement its decidedly mid-weight structure. The intense heat of the vintage caused ripening to slow down and yielded a wine with just 13.7% alcohol, which is low for both the estate and Napa Valley in general. Spottswoode was one of the first estates in the valley to adopt a more moderate approach to farming and that really paid off in 2017, as a wine of this level in that year could have only resulted from impeccable farming. In a word: magnificent! 96/100

Mein Winzer

Spottswoode Estate

Spottswoode Estate ist ein 1882 gegründetes Weingut und auch ein gleichnamiger Weinberg in Eigenbesitz. Es zählt somit zu den wenigen Pre-Prohibitionsweingütern der USA, die es geschafft haben diese Zeit zu überstehen. Noch heute wird es von der Gründerfamilie geführt.

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