2001 Colgin Cariad Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 94
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2001 Colgin Cariad Proprietary Red Wine

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2002
The 2001 Cariad is a magnum opus in the making. There are 500 cases of this 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 31% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot blend. The taster's palate and olfactory senses are buried in a... The 2001 Cariad is a magnum opus in the making. There are 500 cases of this 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 31% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot blend. The taster's palate and olfactory senses are buried in a smorgasbord of aromas flavors nuances and a texture to die for. There is an opulence and viscosity to the fruit that is remarkable yet there is an elegance as well as extraordinary complexity to the aromas and flavors. Black fruits galore mixed with smoke incense espresso and creme de cassis are present in this amazing tour de force in winemaking. It will unquestionably firm up at some point during its evolution but this was one of the single most distinctive proprietary red wines I tasted from what is undoubtedly a spectacular vintage for North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot etc. Is this 2001 a modern day New World version of a great 1947 or 1949 Bordeaux? Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2004
(A blend of 55% cabernet sauvignon 31% merlot 7% cabernet franc and 7% petit verdot) Saturated medium ruby. Knockout nose of blackberry liqueur bitter chocolate espresso black licorice and smoky oak. Dense chocolatey and... (A blend of 55% cabernet sauvignon 31% merlot 7% cabernet franc and 7% petit verdot) Saturated medium ruby. Knockout nose of blackberry liqueur bitter chocolate espresso black licorice and smoky oak. Dense chocolatey and extremely deep with a sweetness of fruit that goes even beyond the Tychson Hill bottling. Thick and exotic with liqueur-like notes of dark chocolate and licorice carrying through on the palate. Hiding its structure today as the wine's tannins are buried under a wave of fruit.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2004
Graceful and harmonious this rich ripe polished youngster pushes ripeness to the max exhibiting layers of red currant black cherry and spicy floral notes. It also shows some heat and finishes with firm ripe tannins... Graceful and harmonious this rich ripe polished youngster pushes ripeness to the max exhibiting layers of red currant black cherry and spicy floral notes. It also shows some heat and finishes with firm ripe tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2006 through 2013. 440 cases made.