91 Points Wine Spectator - "Light, fresh and focused, this traditional red offers harmonious flavors of dried cherry, tea, licorice and spice. Well-focused, with modest structure and good balance. Drink now through 2022."
Bright ruby red color, their hallmarks in nose is a subtle toasty aroma, red fruits, sweet spices and light toffee touch. In mouth it displays a complex array of nuances where wood and fruit are perfectly assembled.
Always one of NapaCabs biggest sellers, Rombauer Chardonnay is textbook Chardonnay, rich and full-bodied with classic apple, pear, and butter character with just a hint of oak.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The straight 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is outstanding. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, native fermented, aged in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it's a killer value that has lots of blue fruits, violets, graphite and leafy herbs in medium to full bodied, concentrated, layered style. Savvy readers should buy a case of this and drink bottles over the coming 4-5 years, although I see no reason that it won't keep longer either."
Winemaker Notes - If you like Cabernet dark and rich, this is your sexy beast. Chocolate, dark cherries, tobacco leaf. It continues with earth and stone on an infinite finish. 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of 60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah, is a brilliant wine at a realistic price. This is a wine of great intensity with an opaque purple color, sweet blackberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with licorice, espresso bean and a touch of chocolate. It's ripe, full-bodied, savory, expansive and lush. Drink it over the next decade. This is the best group of Hess Collection wines I've tasted in many a year.
93 Points from James Suckling: "Incredibly floral and bright with dried berry, violet and lilac on the nose. Full to medium body with a beautiful texture of ripe tannins. Very polished tannins. Harmony and finesse here.
Other Wines from the team of winemakers from Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite).
92 Points James Suckling
Deep garnet with scarlet shades. Expressive nose with fruity aromas of ripe cherry, pomegranate and prunes, followed by notes of licorice, caramel, brownie, and walnut skin with a background of black olive, clove, and cedar. Excellent volume, mouth-filling structure and forward, persistent tannins. A remarkable wine of outstanding character. Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carmenere, 5% Syrah, 5% Malbec
96 Points James Suckling
Deep ruby red color. Expressive nose with fruity aromas of prunes, cherries and ripe raspberries followed by notes of tobacco, leather, and graphite. Ageing in French oak barrels gives the wine nice toasty notes that blend to perfection with rose and gooseberry notes and hints of hazelnuts and cinnamon. The broad range of plump tannins from the different varieties in this blend help to create a unique mouthfeel of outstanding complexity.
the classic elegance of the Lafite style
A wine for every day, for a dinner with friends, or a glass in front of the fire...Tasting Notes: Colour: Deep crimson. Nose: Expressive and flattering, combining intense aromas of red berries (blackberry, Morello cherry) with toasty and vanilla notes. Palate: Round and fleshy, with good volume, full and well-integrated tannins, and a good fruit and liquorice finish. Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot "
made from grapes grown in Lafite Rothschild's own vineyards
Tasting Notes: Colour: purple with good intensity, Nose: very expressive, refined and elegant, combining fresh, mentholated notes with toasted and spicy aromas, Palate: generous and powerful, with good tannic structure and a long fresh, liquoricey finish. A classic, distinguished Pauillac. Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot
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