2001 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WE 94
  • IWC 93
  • CG 91
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2001 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2011
This is a beautiful wine, although more recent vintages may ultimately prove to be even better, particularly the 2007. This blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, from one of Napa’s prestigious sites on... This is a beautiful wine, although more recent vintages may ultimately prove to be even better, particularly the 2007. This blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, from one of Napa’s prestigious sites on the valley floor tucked behind the town of St. Helena, has a dense blue/purple color and a beautifully sweet nose of spring flowers intermixed with raspberry jam, blueberries and black currants. Some licorice and subtle oak are followed by a quintessentially elegant yet substantial wine with sweet tannins, medium to full body and a seamless texture. Drinkable already, the wine will continue to offer the more elegant, complex, evolved style of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon produced in 2001 for at least another 15-20 years. - Robert Parker
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2005
Another fabulous ‘01 Napa Cab. This beauty maintains a pleasing balance between the sheer power of its well-ripened cherry and blackberry fruit flavors, and an earthy quality grounded in firm tannins and good acidity... Another fabulous ‘01 Napa Cab. This beauty maintains a pleasing balance between the sheer power of its well-ripened cherry and blackberry fruit flavors, and an earthy quality grounded in firm tannins and good acidity. Totally balanced, dry and harmonious, this Cab exudes elegance and style. Drink now through 2015.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2004
Deep ruby-red. Vibrant, high-pitched aromas of boysenberry, cassis, violet and sweet, chocolatey oak. Brighter and more sharply delineated than the 2002, with less obvious baby fat; offers a captivating combination of... Deep ruby-red. Vibrant, high-pitched aromas of boysenberry, cassis, violet and sweet, chocolatey oak. Brighter and more sharply delineated than the 2002, with less obvious baby fat; offers a captivating combination of berry, spice and floral flavors. Very stylish, firmly tannic wine with the intensity and structure for 15 years or more of development in bottle.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, December 2004
While is never as big or as blustery as the majority of high-ticket Cabernets have typically become, this well-defined wine gets it right as far as well-focused fruit is concerned and is never held hostage to ripeness... While is never as big or as blustery as the majority of high-ticket Cabernets have typically become, this well-defined wine gets it right as far as well-focused fruit is concerned and is never held hostage to ripeness. Medium-full-bodied and wonderfully supple in feel, the wine evokes a real sense of crafting from beginning to end, and its lasting finish is underpinned by finely fit tannins that will hold it together as its complexities grow over the next five or six years.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2004
This fleshy wine exhibits rich currant, game, herb and cedary notes. Well-focused, plush and complex, the flavors are elegant and graceful through the finish. Nonetheless, it leaves you hoping for a shade more depth and... This fleshy wine exhibits rich currant, game, herb and cedary notes. Well-focused, plush and complex, the flavors are elegant and graceful through the finish. Nonetheless, it leaves you hoping for a shade more depth and concentration. Best from 2005 through 2012. – JL