Abfüller / Importeur: Philip Togni Vineyard, P.O. Box 81, CA-94574 St. Helena, USA
Heiner Lobenberg über:
Napa Cabernet 2010
Lobenberg: Präsentiert sich auf Anhieb sehr zugänglich: Blaubeeren, Kakao, geräucherter Speck und Brombeeren. Wunderbar polierte Tannine führen in den sehr langen und verführerischen Abgang hinein. Johannisbeere und orientalische Gewürze hallen lange nach. Die perfekte Symbiose aus Margaux, Pauillac und Napa. Großartiges Gleichgewicht ausstrahlend, dabei geschliffen und ungeheuer kraftvoll. Einer der wirklich großen Cabernets der neuen Welt. 96-97+/100
-- Katalog: -- Parker: I tasted the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from an approximate blend of barrels. The 2010 is a breathtaking, stunning wine of the very highest level. It boasts superb integration of fruit, acidity and structure. Blackberries, camphor, licorice and white flowers are some of the many nuances that flow from this dazzling Cabernet Sauvignon. All of the aromas and flavors build effortlessly to the savory, totally satisfying finish. Togni’s 2010 is shaping up to be one of the wines of the vintage. It is a monumental, epic wine in the making. In 2010 the harvest took place between October 12-15. Because of the cold growing season, the crop was thinned significantly in order to allow for the fruit to ripen. Yields were down approximately 50%. What a great way to start this tasting! 95-97+/100
-- Internet: -- John Gilman: The 2010 Cabernet from the Togni family is outstanding, with a bit more early intensity than is evident in the more tightly-knit 2011 version. The mountain cabernet roots of this wine are quite evident in its fine and still quite primary bouquet of cassis, dark berries, stony soil tones, cigar smoke, tobacco leaf and a nice framing of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nascently complex, with a rock solid core of fruit, ripe, chewy tannins, lovely delineation and balance and a very long, youthful and superb finish. This will be an excellent vintage for this bottling. 2025-2075. 93+/100 -- Galloni: The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon impresses for its length and total class. Mocha, game, smoke, graphite and plums are all supported by veins of cool, insistent minerality. This isn't a blockbuster Cabernet, rather it is a wine that impresses for its finesse and precision. Sweet red cherries, mint, pencil shavings and violets are some of the notes that are layered into the super-refined finish. As always, Togni's Cabernet Sauvignon is distinguished for an extraordinary bouquet that recalls some of the great wines of the Médoc and the structure to age gracefully for years. It will be interesting to see if the 2010 blossoms in bottle. 95+/100
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