1974 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 90

Reviews for 1974 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 1994
Patience has never been one of my virtues but after twenty years this wine still seems formidable and oh so backward and tough. I am beginning to think the tannin will ultimately win the battle between the wine's fruit... Patience has never been one of my virtues but after twenty years this wine still seems formidable and oh so backward and tough. I am beginning to think the tannin will ultimately win the battle between the wine's fruit and structure. The color remains an impressive saturated plum/garnet with only a hint of amber at the edge. The tight nose reluctantly offers up earthy truffle-like scents intertwined with aromas of jammy black-cherries herbs and wood. Full body and impressive extract remain hallmarks of this twenty-year old wine. However the ferocious tannin with its astringent bite is more noticeable than ever. I am not giving up on it as there are still too many impressive components but my confidence is beginning to wane.