1996 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 92
  • WS 92
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 1996 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1998
One of the most impressive recent Cabernet Sauvignons from Forman is their 1996. I was amazed how well it was showing despite having been bottled only a month earlier. The saturated ruby/purple color is followed by... One of the most impressive recent Cabernet Sauvignons from Forman is their 1996. I was amazed how well it was showing despite having been bottled only a month earlier. The saturated ruby/purple color is followed by gorgeous jammy black currant fruit aromas along with spicy oak and licorice. There is good acidity but the wine appears to possess more viscosity than most Rick Forman offerings as well as a chewy fleshiness enough acidity for delineation and moderate tannin in the convincingly long finish. This classic Bordeaux-styled wine should be at its finest between 2001-2020.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 1999
An earthy tarry herbal streak runs through this otherwise firm elegant and cedary wine with mineral spice currant and plum notes. Earthy tannins on the long complex finish. Best from 2000 through 2009. 1800 cases made... An earthy tarry herbal streak runs through this otherwise firm elegant and cedary wine with mineral spice currant and plum notes. Earthy tannins on the long complex finish. Best from 2000 through 2009. 1800 cases made. –JL
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 1999
Deep ruby-red. Highly nuanced nose combines bitter cherry mulberry cassis tar black licorice violet leather and mint. Supple and intensely flavored with nicely restrained sweetness. Slightly sauvage suggestions of leather... Deep ruby-red. Highly nuanced nose combines bitter cherry mulberry cassis tar black licorice violet leather and mint. Supple and intensely flavored with nicely restrained sweetness. Slightly sauvage suggestions of leather violet and creosote reminded me of claret. Finishes with good length and slightly tougher tannins than those of the '96. This should go in the direction of underbrush as it matures. 91 points