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1985 CASK 23

Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • “Plush, lush, and flush with richness. The highly-regarded vintage came at the end of a drought period, which concentrated the fruit intensity. Chocolate-covered cherry notes explode from the glass but are kept in check with a streak of earthy minerality. A true marriage of fire and water. 96 ”
  • – Leslie Sbrocco
  • June 01, 2006
  • “From an outstanding vintage, this Cask 23 offers an appealing, though low-key nose of subtle green olive and "good barnyard," cassis, dried roses and light cedar. Surprisingly rich in the mouth with medium, supple tannins and copious, sweet, cassis-red cherry fruit, accented by cedary spice and minerality. (93)”
  • – Steve Pitcher
  • May 01, 2006
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