Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Bottle Size: 750ml

Rating: WE 96, WS 95, WA 95, VN 92, JR 18.5/20

Year: 1999

6 in stock

TASTING NOTES

This flagship wine shows impeccable balance and finesse. It's well put together, as the couture people say, and drips with lavish, minty French oak. Soft tannins add interest as well as ageability. The wine is not lavishly fruity; instead, the flavors are consciously restrained and subtle. Editors' Choice.

Wine Enthusiast.

A superstar, amazingly pure, rich and explosive, with dense currant, blackberry and mocha flavors, revealing a persistent aftertaste. 

James Laube, Wine Spectator.

Healthy dark red. Musky aromas of dark raspberry, sexy oak, cocoa powder, cured tobacco and leather. Not hugely fleshy or sweet but velvety and fine-grained, offering an attractive balance of sweet fruit and herbal elements. In the distinctly European style of the vintage, showing lovely energy, clarity and cut. Finishes suave and firm, with a broad dusting of tannins and very good subtle length. 

Steven Tanzer, Vinous.

Herbal and floral aromatics with accents of gun metal and lots of pleasing freshness. The palate carries a stunning balance of dried herbs, gun metal, black olive and nicely integrated spice through mixed fruit on a backbone of dry, fine tannins and mouth-watering acidity. There is nice density throughout the full length of the palate, all the way to an extended finish. 

Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com




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